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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 

THE Z. SMITH REYNOLDS LIBRARY 





1981-1983 



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MINUTES 

of the 

STONY FORK MISSIONARY 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
NORTH CAROLINA 
1981 

ONE HUNDRED TWENTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 

Held With 
Rock Spring Baptist Church 
August 11, 1981 

and with 

Sandy Flat Baptist Church 
August 12, 1981 



Next session will be held with Watauga Baptist Church, Route ^, Banner Elk, 
N. C. 28604, August 10, 1982. Annual message by Rev. Jack White, and alternate 
Rev. J. R. Robbins. 

Second day will be held with Bailey's Camp Baptist Church, Route 8, Box 290, 
Lenoir, N. C. 28645, August 11, 1982. Annual message by Rev. Cecil Gragg, and 
alternate Rev. Clyde Cornett. 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Suggested Order of Business 3 

Directory of the Association 4 

Constitution 6 

Proceedings 10 

Evangelism 11 

Cooperative Program 12 

Home Missions 12 

State Missions 13 

Foreign Missions 14 

Baptist Hospital 15 

Christian Education 15 

Baptist Children's Homes 17 

Training Union 18 

Stewardship 18 

Annuity Board Report 18 

Statistical Highlights 19 

Baptist Foundation 20 

Wednesday Morning 21 

WMU 21 

VBS 22 

Finance Report 22 

Baptist Homes, Inc 24 

Biblical Recorder 25 

Sunday School 25 

American Bible Society 26 

Executive Report 27 

Resolutions 27 

Obituaries 28 

Time, Place and Preacher 28 

Temperance and Morals 28 

Election of Officers 28 

Calendar of Activities 29 

Historical Tables 30 

Statistical Tables 33 



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SUGGESTED ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR 1982 OF THE 
STONY FORK MISSIONARY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



TUESDAY MORNING SESSION, AUGUST 10, 1982 
WATAUGA BAPTIST CHURCH 



9:00 Call to Order Max West 

9:15 Song Congregation 

9:20 Devotional Clyde Cornett 

9:30 Adoption of Program 

9:35 Roll Call Barbara West 

9:40 Recognition of New Pastors and Workers Moderator 

9:45 Evangelism Charles Craig 

10:00 Cooperative Program Burl Jones 

10:15 Home Missions jillTriplett 

10:30 State Missions Charlotte Hoilman 

10:45 Foreign Missions Lloyd Hoilman 

11:00 Speaker from Evangelism Department 

11:15 Hospital Report Mamie Craig 

11:30 Annual Message Jack White 

Alternate J. R. Robbins 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

1:10 Song Congregation 

1:15 Devotional 

1 :25 Christian Education Mark Mills 

1:35 Religious Literature Shelby Miller 

1:45 Training Union Cecil Wood 

1:55 Stevk'ardship Roy Gryder 

2:05 Annuity Rosetta Hollifield 

2:15 Baptist Foundation Jack White 

2:25 Discussion 
2:35 Adjourn 



WEDNESDAY MORNING SESSION, AUGUST 11, 1982 
BAILEY'S CAMP BAPTIST CHURCH 



9:00 Call to Order Max West 

9:05 Song Congregation 

9:10 Devotional Phillip Martin 

9:20 WMU Report Linda Mills 

9:30 Temperance and Morals Phillip Martin 

9:40 Christian Action League Speaker 

10:00 Vacation Bible School Edith Gryder 

10:10 Finance Report Eunice Luttrell 

10:20 Home for the Aging Tammy Craig 

10:35 Children's Home Eddie Moody 



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10:50 Sunday School Report Carroll Woods 

11:00 American Bible Society Report Dale Luttrell 

11:10 Annual Message Cecil Gragg 

Alternate Clyde Cornett 

1 1 :50 Executive Report Max West 

12:00 Resolutions Shelby Miller & Nancy Wood 

12:10 Obituaries Irene Dula 

12:15 Time, Place, and Preacher Clyde Paige 

12:20 Election of Officers 
12:30 Benediction 
12:40 Lunch 



DIRECTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION 



Moderator Max West, Rt. 1 , Box 539, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 264-2427 

Vice-Moderator Burl Jones, Rt. 1, Boomer, NC 28606 

Telephone: 921-3312 



Associational Clerk Barbara West, Rt. 1 , Box 539, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 264-2427 

Associational Treasurer . Eunice Luttrell, Rt. 1, Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-7732 

Associational BTU Director Cecil Wood, Rt. 1, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-3530 

Associational WMU Director. . Linda Mills, Rt, 1, Box 596, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-7095 

Associational VBS Director .Edith Gryder, Rt. 1, Box 182, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone 295-3410 

Associational Sunday School Director . . Carroll Woods, Rt. 2, Ferguson, NC 28624 

Telephone: 973-3154 

Sunday School (Assistant) .... Gary Hawkins, Rt. 5, Box 548, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Telephone: 754-3055 

Associational Evangelism Chairman Charles Craig, Rt. 3, Box 618, Boone, NC 28607 

Telephone: 963-5512 

Associational Music Director . Cecil Gragg, 123 Edgebrook Place, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Telephone: 754-2525 

Associational Pianist Jill Triplett, Rt. 2, Ferguson, NC 28624 

Telephone: 973-3997 

Associational Stewardship Chm Roy Gryder, Rt. 1, Box 182, 

Blowing Rock, NC 28605 Telephone: 295-3410 



FINANCE COMMITTEE 



Phillip Martin, Chm Rt. 8, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Telephone: 754-3992 

Ronald Woodie Rt. 2, Newland, NC 28657 

Dale Luttrell Rt. 1 , Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Eunice Luttrell Rt. 1, Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE 



Barbara West, Chm. Rt. 1 , Box 539, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 264-2427 

Eunice Luttrell Rt. 1, Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

MISSION COMMITTEE 

Burl Jones, Chm Rt. 1 , Boomer, NC 28606 

Telephone: 921-3312 

Max West Rt. 1 , Box 539, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

jack White Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Lloyd Hoilman Rt. 1, Newland, NC 28657 

Phillip Martin Rt. 8, Box 381 , Lenoir, NC 28645 

TIME, PLACE, PREACHER 

Clyde Paige, Chm Rt. 2, Box 586, Connellys Springs, NC 2861 2 

Telephone: 397-3684 

Mark Mills Rt. 1 , Box 596, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Fritz Dula Rt. 5, Box 326, Lenoir, NC 28645 

RESOLUTIONS 

Shelby Miller Rt. 4, Boone, NC 28607 

Nancy Wood Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 



ORDINATION 

The Ordination Committee will be made up of each Pastor from each affiliated 
church. The Moderator will serve as chairman until an Associational Missionary is 
elected. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

The Pastor of each church, one lay member from each affiliated church, Associational 
Clerk and Associational Missionary. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS 

Bailey's Camp: Roy Gryder, Rt. 1 , Box 1 82, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Boone Fork: Dale Luttrell, Rt. 1, Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Laurel Fork: Cecil Wood, Rt. 1, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Laytown: Fritz Dula, Rt. 5, Box 326, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Rock Spring: Gary Hawkins, Rt. 5, Box 548, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Sandy Flat: Charles Craig, Rt. 3, Box 61 8, Boone, NC 28607 

MESSENGERS TO THE ASSOCIATION 

Bailey's Camp: Rev. Phillip Martin, Roy Gryder, and Dwight West 
Boone Fork: Floyd Coffey, Don Harrison, and Ralph Greene 



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Doe Ridge: Pauline Eldreth and Benny Eldreth 

Laurel Fork: Kelly Coffey, Shelby Miller, Janice Tolbert, Ruby Miller, R. L. Holland, 

Doris Miller, and Rev. jack White 
Laytown: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Gragg, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Triplett, Mrs. Esta Mae Kanupp, 

Mrs. Nadine Holt, and Glenda Dillard 
Longridge: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Woodie, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hoilman, Norman 

Woodie, and Roy Woodie 
Mount Ephriam: Virgil Cox and james Cox 
Mount Paron: 

Mount Vernon: Rev. Don E. Foster, Noble Parks, Margaret Parks, Beulah Cook, 

Margaret EIrod, Christine Critcher, and Winifred Hampton 
Rock Spring: Carroll & Betty Woods, Davk'n Hav/kins, Miss Irene Dula, and Charlotte 

Dav^^son 

Sandy Flat: Paul Moody, Margaret Moody, Ruth Mikeal, Tammy Craig, and Eddie 
Moody 

Watauga: Earnest Roark, Veralee Roark, Marvin Auton, Rosamae Auton, johnny 
Townsend, and Ruth Tov^^nsend 

CONSTITUTION 

OF THE STONY FORK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
PREAMBLE 

For the declaration of its fundamental purposes and the permanent guidance 
and control of its activities, the body does adopt the following as its constitution, 
subject to amendment: 

ARTICLE l-Name 
The name of this body is the Stony Fork Baptist Association. 

ARTICLE II— Purpose and Objectives 
The purpose of this Association shall be to assist in the cooperation of Missionary 
Baptist Churches. The Association shall promote evangelism, fellowship, missions, 
and Christian Education in the area of the Association; and at the same time co- 
operating with other associations, the Baptist State Convention, and the Southern 
Baptist Convention in all work of Southern Baptist. 

ARTICLE Ill-Membership 
The Association shall consist of Messengers who are members of affiliated churches 
as follows: 

(1) Each church of the Association shall be entitled to five (5) messengers and 
every church having one hundred members shall be entitled to six (6) messengers, 
and one additional messenger for every fifty (50) thereafter provided that number 
does not exceed ten (1 0). 

(2) Pastors of affiliated churches. 

(3) Duly elected officers of the Association. 

(4) All ordained ministers who are members of the affiliated churches. 

ARTICLE IV-Affiliated Churches 
Section 1. Baptist Churches shall be received into fellowship only after having 



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been under the watchcare of the Association for one year. Application for member- 
ship shall be submitted to the Moderator, who shall entertain the proper motion and 
by majority vote receive such church under watchcare. 

Section 2. Any church under the watchcare shall bring an authenticated letter 
(Regular Letter Form) to the next Annual Association. 

Section 3. Baptist churches who are affiliated with and in fellowship with other 
Baptist Associations may become affiliated with this Association without coming 
under the watchcare by a majority vote. 

Section 4. The Association shall be clothed with authority only to advise the 
churches touching all things pertaining to their interests but in no case presume to 
direct or control them in reference to their own government or policy. 

Section 5. When any church shall fail to be represented by letter or messenger 
for two (2) consecutive years, the Moderator shall appoint a committee to confer 
with the church, and if a satisfactory reason is not given, and there is no evidence 
that said church wishes to keep alive their affiliation with the Association, the 
committee shall bring its findings to the Association, the Association by a majority 
of its messengers casting ballots may withdraw fellowship. The Association recognizes 
the right of any affiliated church to withdraw its fellowship from the Association. 

ARTICLE V-Officers 

Section 1. The officers of the Association shall be Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, Associationai Sunday School Superintendent, Training Union 
Director, Music Director, W.M.U. President, Brotherhood President, Chairman of 
Evangelism, Associationai Missionary and V.B.S. Superintendent. 

Section 2. The Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer shall be nomi- 
nated and elected from the floor by a majority vote at each Annual Meeting. The 
Moderator and Vice-Moderator shall not serve in the same capacity for more than 
two successive years. 

Section 3. Other stated Associationai Officers, Committees, Representatives, and 
those giving reports shall be selected by the Executive Committee. 

ARTICLE VI— Officers, Representatives and Reports 

Section 1. The Executive Committee shall nominate the following Officers, 
Representatives, and those giving reports. 

(1) Officers: Associationai Sunday School Superintendent 

Associationai VBS Director 
Associationai Training Union Director 
Associationai Music Director 
Chairman of Evangelism 
Chairman of Stewardship 

Associationai W.M.U. President to be elected by the Associationai 
W.M.U. and the name given to the Executive Committee. 
(Any other so designated by the Association) 

(2) Representatives: 

North Carolina Baptist Hospital 

North Carolina Children's Homes 

North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging 

Denominational Colleges (Christian Education) 

Denominational Literature (Religious Literature) 



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Annuity Board 
Baptist Foundation 

(Any other so designated by the Association) 

(3) Reports: 

Home Missions 
State Missions 
Foreign Missions 
Stewardship 
Cooperative Program 
Obituaries 

Temperance and Morals 

VBS Report 

WMU Report 

Sunday School Report 

(Any other so designated by the Association) 

ARTICLE Vll-Committees 

Section 1. The Executive Committee shall consist of the pastor of each church, 
one lay member from each affiliated church, Associational Clerk and Missionary. 

Section 2. The Moderator shall be chairman of the committee. He shall call a 
meeting of the Executive Committee as soon after the Annual Meeting as possible 
to select the other committees of the Association. 

Section 3. The Executive Committee shall select the following Committees: 
including the Associational Treasurer. It shall be the duty of this committee to work 
with the Treasurer in guiding the churches to give systematically to Associational 
work, inform the churches when there is not enough money to meet our obligations, 
to encourage a special day offering for Associational Missions, and to see that the 
Associational Clerk is duly compensated. 

(2) Time, Place and Preacher. This Committee shall be composed of three (3) 
members. It shall be the duty of this committee to make recommendations as to 
where the Association shall meet and designate who is to preach the annual sermons. 

(3) Program Committee. This committee shall be composed of three (3) mem- 
bers, two of whom shall be the Associational Clerk and Missionary. 

(4) Resolutions Committee. This committee shall be composed of two (2) mem- 
bers. It shall be their duty to present to the Association such resolutions as Thanks, 
Gratitude and other such resolutions they shall deem in order. 

Section 4. The Executive Committee shall act for the Association between the 
annual meetings in conformity with the expressed decisions of the Association. 

Section 5. Any other committee deemed necessary by the Association shall 
be selected by the Executive Committee. 

Section 6. The Executive Committee shall meet at least three (3) times between 
Annual Sessions. Those present shall constitute a quorum after all members have 
been notified. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to give such notice. 

ARTICLE Vlll-Parlimentary Law 

Section 1. The business of the Association shall be conducted according to 
Kerfoot's "Parliamentary Law" where not otherwise specified by this Constitution 
or its By-Laws. 



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ARTICLE IX-Doctrinal Statement 

The New Testament is the sole authority tor the faith and practice of this Associa- 
tion. We believe the Bible is God's Word. 

It shall be understood that ministry of membership in this Association means 
embracing and supporting, along with other Christian tenets equally or comparably 
vital the following doctrinal emphasis: The Divine inspiration, supremacy, and 
authority of the Scriptures. The Scripture shall be the Supreme by which all human 
conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried. 

The Deity, virgin birth, sinless life, substitutional death, bodily, resurrection, 
ascension, and the premillennial coming of Christ; likewise the sovereignty of God, 
the total depravity of man, the absolute necessity of regeneration; Scriptural believers 
baptism by immersion, as prerequisite to church membership; the Lord's Supper 
administered by the local church; the local church as an autonomous body; separated 
from the world in Christian deportment; the doctrine of the Trinity as Scripturally 
maintained; the rapture of the church as the Christian hope; the resurrection of 
the body of Christians concurrent with the rapture; the earthwide reign of Christ; 
the ultimate judgment of the impenitent, a heaven of eternal duration for the saved 
and the eternal punishment in hell for the unsaved. 

ARTICLE X-Amendments 

The constitution may be amended at any Annual session by a vote of two thirds 
of messengers voting provided that the proposed amendment has been presented 
in writing to the Executive Committee two months prior to the Annual Meeting. 

BY-LAWS 

Article I— Meetings 

The Association shall meet on Tuesday and Wednesday following the second 
Sunday in August. 

Article 1 1— Duties of Officers 

1. Moderator and Vice Moderator shall preside at all meetings of the Association. 
They shall be members of the Executive Committee and ex officio members of all 
standing committees. They shall make appointments as provided for in the constitu- 
tion. 

2. The Clerk shall keep an accurate record of proceedings of the Association and 
shall prepare and cause to be published and distributed minutes of the Association. 
He shall mail the necessary forms and letters to the Clerks of Churches affiliated with 
the Association. 

3. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the receipts, and distribution 
of all monies. He will keep a record of both and make an annual report to the 
Association. 

4. The Sunday School Superintendent shall direct and promote the Sunday 
School Program. 

5. The Training Union Director shall direct and promote the Training Union 
Program. 

6. The Brotherhood President shall direct and promote the Brotherhood Program. 



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7. W. M. U. President shall direct and promote the W. M. U. Program. 

8. The Vacation Bible School Superintendent shall direct and promote the 
V. B. S. work, encouraging each church to have a V. B. S. 

9. The Music Director shall direct and promote the music ministry of the Associa- 
tion. He shall be present to direct the music at each annual meeting and other 
Associational functions. He shall have pov^er to choose the Association Pianist. The 
name of the pianist shall be given to the Clerk as soon as possible after choosing. 

10. The Chairman of Evangelism shall direct and promote the program of Evange- 
lism in the Association. 

11. The Associational Missionary shall work with the pastors and the department 
heads of the Association. He shall work to the end that all affiliated churches be- 
come involved in all Associational endeavor, but shall at no time go beyond the 
pastors and officers of the church to hold meetings of any nature in the churches. 

12. The Sunday School Superintendent, Training Union Director, Brotherhood 
President, W. M. U. President, V. B. S. Superintendent, Chairman of Evangelism 
and Associational Missionary shall each give a report at the Annual Meeting of the 
Association. 

Article III — Rules of Decorum 

1. The Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

2. Only one person shall speak at a time. The person speaking shall not be 
interrupted by any one except the Moderator. 

3. No person shall speak more than three (3) times on any one subject without 
the expressed consent of the Association. 

4. Every person wishing to speak shall rise and respectfully address the Moderator. 

5. Any messenger failing to make an assigned report except for a valid reason 
shall not be assigned to the program for the next Annual Session. 

6. All other Decorum not listed here shall be found as provided for the Constitu- 
tion, Article VIII, Section 1 . 

Article IV— Amendments > 

These By-Laws may be amended at any session of the Association by a two 
thirds vote of messengers voting provided the amendment has been read at least one 
hour prior to the vote. 

PROCEEDINGS 

On August 11, 1981, The Stony Fork Missionary Baptist Association was called 
to order by Max West, Moderator pro tem. He welcomed all to Rock Spring Baptist 
Church which was the host church for the 120th annual session of the association for 
the first day. 

Max West led in prayer. The congregation sang "Victory In Jesus." Rev. Burl 
Jones had devotional reading from the 12th chapter of Hebrews verses 1 and 2. 
Thankful to God for the people that have meant so much to him. We come together 
today because we are interested and concerned about the future of the church. 

The program was adopted. 

Nine of the churches were represented the first day. 

The new pastors in our association: Rev. Jack White at Laurel Fork Church; 
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Fork Church. Visiting with us was Garland Hendrix, who had taught at Gardner- 
Webb College. Dwight West a messenger to the association from Bailey's Camp 
Church and Theo Hendrix. 

The following reports were ail moved for adoption and approved after being 
read. Some of the following reports were read by other messengers, as some of those 
appointed were unable to attend. 

EVANGELISM REPORT 

There are several specific priorities of the Christian Ministry. However from the 
Biblical viewpoint, the first priority of all Christian ministry is evangelism. The 
word -Evangelism- is derived from the Greek word which is translated "the gospel." 
Inside the structure of this Greek word is the significant work -evangel- which means 
"good news." The evangel or the message which forms the heart of Christianity is 
"good news" about God's nature, purpose, power, and love. Evangelism, therefore 
is sharing Christ with a non-Christian person and his decision of faith commitment 
to Jesus Christ as the beginning of continuing total commitment to the Lordship of 
Christ. 

The Biblical priority of evangelism includes: proclaim the person of the Son of 
God — the divine one: and proclaim the Christ as Saviour and Lord. 
Consider these brief statements and scriptures: 

1. Evangelism is the first priority of all Christian ministry because of God's 
primary purpose for man. 

Matthew 18:14 — "Even so, it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, 
that one of these little ones should perish." 

John 3:1 6 — "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, 
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." 

2. Evangelism is the first priority of all Christian ministry because of Christ's 
primary concern for lost persons as revealed: 

(1) In the purpose of His coming to this earth 

Luke 19:10 — "He came to seek and to save that which was lost." 

(2) In the purpose of His ministry 

John 10:10 — "I am come that you might have life and that you might have it 
more abundantly." 

3. In the purpose of His death on the cross 

Romans 5:8 — "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we 
were yet sinners, Christ died for us." 

4. In His personal challenge to all Christians 

John 20:21 — "As my Father hath sent me, even so, send I you." 

It is clearly evident that Evangelism is a Biblical priority. Hence, Evangelism 
needs to become the first priority of all Christian ministry in the life and work of 
every pastor and all Christians. When this happens, unsaved persons will surely 
be reached for Christ under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. 

Doubling the number of baptisms by 1982 requires both an attitude and vision 
about evangelism. This goal, more than "adding numbers" or increasing church rolls, 
is an attitude about man's lostness. It is a vision about Christian witnessing. 

The baptism goal, adopted by the 1977 Charlotte Convention, is a clear voice 
saying, "We must do better in our task of witnessing." In 1955, for example, the 
average church in our state baptized one person for every 25 members. Twenty 
years later, that number had slightly risen to one person for every 30 people. But in 
1977, our churches baptized only one person for every 50 people! 



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In developing an evangelistic church, the main concern for every congregation is 
first for church members to want to be evangelistic. Churches do what their 
members value most. A change in attitude in evangelism simply means a change in 
attitude by our people. When this occurs, our churches will be more effective in 
bringing people to faith in Jesus Christ. 

The rising tides of secularism threaten the evangelistic attitude and vision of 
our people. Secularism places value on the good life, on material things. Admittedly, 
it is difficult to be an evangelistic church in the midst of a system that places all value 
on life here and now. 

To double baptisms by 1982 is a bold vision. To accomplish this, we must adopt 
new attitudes toward evangelism. We must reaffirm the tragic lostness of a person 
without Christ. We must renew our commitment to reaching people for Christ. 
We must plan and adopt specific goals in our churches. 

Being evangelistic is not an option for the Christian church. It is a mandate. 
It is our first order of business. 

In the Stony Fork Association in 1980 there were 51 baptisms reported. With a 
membership of 1949 persons in the association, this means it took 38 people to win 
1 person to Christ. 

If our baptisms are to increase we must be diligent in searching and proclaiming 
the glorious Gospel of Christ found therein. We should not be hesitant to use any and 
all means to win souls. May I ask you to pray to the leadership of the Holy Spirit in 
the total ministry of evangelism in our churches, our association, our convention, 
our nation and our world. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles Craig 

Charles Craig spoke following his report and made announcements concerning 
the 1981-1982 joint Crusade Here's Hope. Dates concerning Evangelism Conference. 

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

When we think of the Cooperative Program we also think of the word "Steward- 
ship." When the word Stewardship is used most of us see dollar signs. The Coopera- 
tive Program helps us meet a total world missions task. Through this means our 
churches are able to present a united front and to develop a unified approach. Since 
1925 the Cooperative Program has been the channel enabling North Carolina Baptist 
to support the world ministry committed to them by Christ in the Great Commission. 

Of the 15 churches in our Association only 8 gave to the Cooperative Program to 
be used for missions last year. I think with prayer this could increase. The Co- 
operative Program is for a good cause and I think we should support it with our 
money and prayers. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Rev. Lloyd Hoilman 

HOME MISSIONS 

The Home Mission Board is a Southern Baptist Agency. It is supported by the 
Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. There were 5 
churches in the Stony Fork Association reporting offerings designated for the Annie 
Armstrong Offering in 1980. These offerings totaled $3,746.00. Reporting offerings 
for the Annie Armstrong offering in 1981 were 6 churches with these offerings 
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The Home Missions Board is people oriented. It is concerned with establishing 
relationships person to person, and person to God. It is a ministry spreading hope for 
this life, and the life to come. There is much involved in this ministry. There is the 
telling of the good nev^s of Christ. Also, there is the establishing of churches to 
become centers of ministry, centers to reach the unsaved, the unchurched, the deaf, 
the blind, and the illiterate. The Home Mission Board holds the establishing of new 
churches a top priority. 

During the summer of 1 981 , 1 20 seminarians were sent to selected fields to start 
60 new works. While the need for home mission workers is increasing, let us not 
forget the laypersons in our churches. Through the Mission Service Corps opportuni- 
ties are available for laypersons to give of their lives, time, and talents in volunteer 
home missions service. 

In the words of Bruce Brady, a man who shared in a mission experience in West 
Virginia, we can hear a call to mission service. As a result of working with children 
in Bible School there he wrote: "More Christians need to look into eyes that hold no 
hope, they need to share the love they've discovered in Christ." 

In our giving to the Home Missions cause, we are helping to share love and bring- 
ing hope to replace fear in the hearts and lives of people. Let us remember the words 
of Christ found in St. John chapter 6 verse 35: "I am the bread of life: he that 
Cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst." 

Let us give cheerfully and generously so all may have the opportunity to know 
this truth. 

Respectfully submitted, 
jillTriplett 

Jim Lambert spoke following these reports. He said he was glad to be a part 
of this great denomination. The Cooperative Program is the best way for us to work 
together to accomplish God's work. We can do things together that we cannot do 
alone. Baptist have a tradition of caring for the elderly and children. We need to meet 
the needs in our own country and then reach out to other lands. 

STATE MISSIONS 

Missions, whatever else the term may signal, means people — people reaching out 
to others with the gospel. Southern Baptist may look at the world today and affirm 
with the Baptist pioneer Adoniram judson, "The future is as bright as the promise 
of God." This has been a good year for the State Missions. Southern Baptist are 
again actively witnessing to their faith. The goal for the 1981 North Carolina Missions 
offering is $2,750,000. That is two million, seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 
We have never accepted a challenge as large as this one but there is no doubt but 
that it can and will be reached. The 1981 breakdown in percentages is as follows: 



3% to North Carolina Baptist Men $ 82,500 

5% to Heck Jones - WMU of North Carolina 137,500 

5% to Christian Higher Education Scholarships 137,500 

1 5% to Baptist Hospital 41 2,500 

15% to Home for the Aging 412,500 

27% to State Missions Ministries 825,000 

30% to Children's Homes 825,000 

100% $2,750,000 



The North Carolina Mission offering gives each Baptist in our state a chance 
to respond with a positive witness for Jesus Christ, seeking to serve him in our state. 



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We have set a goal of $2,750,000 to under write the programs, institutions and 
agencies through which we minister. There are many other mission opportunities 
for N. C. Baptist. In the fall of 1980 a medical missions fellowship was established 
in N. C. Doctors, Dentists, Nurses', Optometrists, and other people in health care 
professions met at Caraway Conference Center to learn more about places of service 
where their specific abilities might be used. Several of the people who attended that 
meeting had al! ready been part of a volunteer work team and shared their excite- 
ment with the others; in one instance, a dental team had been to Bermuda. Financial 
assistance for one of the dental assistants was provided through the N. C. missions 
offering. Your gifts helps all to see that the Christian Community is concerned about 
meeting the needs of people. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charlotte Hoilman 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Come and help us, the call that the great apostle Paul heard still cries out today 
from the foreign mission fields. 

The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention is located in 
Richmond, Virginia. 

Southern Baptists are represented overseas by more than 3000 missionaries 
assigned to serve in 94 countries and territories. The number of fields Southern 
Baptists serve remain at 94, although countries on the list have changed. To facilitate 
the work of these missionaries, the Foreign Mission Board has divided the work into 
eight administrative areas: West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, East Asia, 
South and Southeast Asia, Middle America and the Caribbean, Eastern South America, 
Western South America, and Europe and the Middle East. 

In addition to the missionaries about an equal number of persons participated 
in volunteer involvement projects overseas during the year. 

The Foreign Mission Board's programs of work around the world are described 
in functional terms: evangelism and church development, schools and student 
work, publication work, hospitals and medical care, and benevolent ministries. 

The programs and ministries are funded mainly through cooperative program 
and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. The Cooperative Program makes it possible 
for every individual church member to participate in each ministry supported by 
Southern Baptists. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering provides almost half of the 
contributions for foreign missions work. The 1980 per capita gifts in current dollars 
have increased, but not in purchasing power. 

Let us hold in our giving of tithes and offerings. The special offerings for Foreign, 
Home, and N. C. Missions should be over and above the tithe. Let us make our 
own individual, worthy goals for these special offerings and have a plan of weekly, 
monthly, or other of saving for these. It has been done by individuals, and greater 
spiritual blessings are felt in so doing. 

Baptist missionaries must proclaim the gospel in power beyond their own limits. 
The focus as it has always been for Southern Baptist Missions, is on the Bold going. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Beulah Cook 



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1981 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS 

I During the past decade, life expectancy in this country has increased by three 

years, to 73.2 years. Important factors in this increase have been the development 
of new medical technology and the application of new medical knowledge gained 
through research. 

Baptist Hospital has had a significant part in this developing knowledge and 
technology. During the past year, the hospital has expended more than $3 million 
{ on technological equipment, including the installation of an 18-MEV linear accelerator 
I for the improved treatment of patients with certain types of cancer. A new cardiac- 
j catherterization laboratory increases the capability of identifying and locating heart 
1 problems. A cell saver, the first in North Carolina, contributes to the recovery of 
many surgical patients. This technology salvages the patient's own blood, cleans it 
and readies it for transfusion back into the patient in a matter of minutes — making 
transfusion faster and less expensive. The diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy has 
j been greatly enhanced by the development of a video telemetry system which uses 
I cameras to record a patient's physical symptoms during a seizure. This makes it 
I possible to identify and classify a seizure, thus enabling the physician to determine 
I the precise drug dosage needed. 

I The hospital's ministry has been aided by completion and occupation of the 

Focus Building. Other hospital space is undergoing renovation for more effective 
use. 

Several staff members from the Medical Center have participated in short-term 
mission assignments during the past year — many of these in overseas areas. 

The Department of Pastoral Care continues to provide a pastoral ministry to 
hospital patients and their families, individual and group counseling in crisis situa- 
tions, clinical pastoral education in both crisis ministry and pastoral counseling, 
at several levels, and numerous events in Christian enrichment and development. 
The Minister's Care Plan continues in which the Baptist State Convention provides 
financial assistance for ministers and/or their families who seek pastoral counseling 
through one of the department's regional centers. 

Again this year, our hospital has won awards in cost effectiveness programs, 
' indicating our continuing efforts to keep our operating costs and patient charges 
as low as possible. 

During the year, the hospital's charter revision has been brought to successful 
and satisfactory conclusion. 

In 1980, our churches contributed $457,459,56 to the hospital through the 
Cooperative Program, and $353,397.73 through the North Carolina Missions Offering 
and designated gifts. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mamie Craig 

We were glad to have Calvin Knight with us from the Baptist Hospital. He spoke 
briefly following the Hospital Report, The hospital tries to heal the whole person - 
mind, body and spirit. Baptist Hospital has been practicing this for several years. 
Thankful for the gifts that were sent from the Stony Fork Association. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Baptist from the beginning have believed that the task of learning is appointed 
j by God that all knowledge comes from God. "Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, 



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and the man thatgetteth understanding. Proverbs 3:13." 

Christian education begins in the home where love for God and others is taught. 
Daily Bible reading is an essential part of every home in order to teach children to 
follow the example of Christ in our daily lives. 

It is the task of the church to teach the truths of the Bible to our young people 
and inspire them to seek higher education in our denominational colleges. 

Baptist of North Carolina support seven colleges, also Fruitland Baptist Bible 
Institute and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Our denominational colleges 
play a vital role in the production of christian leadership such as the ministry, missions, 
evangelism, church music and many other fields of service. Only christian education 
offers preparation for complete living. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Winifred Hampton 

Henry Stokes was with us from Wake Forest University. In the seven Baptist 
schools there are around 20,000 students enrolled. If we train and educate our 
youth, we can do something about the colleges, write the trustees and tell them 
what you like and what you don't like about the schools. 

Encourage the churches that don't have there records microfilmed to have this 
done. This can be done at no cost to the church at Z Smith Reynolds Library in 
Winston-Salem, N. C. To support Wake Forest University indicate on your form for 
Wake Forest to receive funds. If anyone would like to come to the University 
Mr. Stokes would be glad to show them around. 

jim Lambert showed a video tape on the Baptist Hospital, Baptist Homes for 
the Aging, and Children's Homes. 

Rev. Cannon Ward had the annual message reading from II Corinthians Chapter 4 
verses 1-6. We need people who love jesus as Jesus loved us. We would all work 
together if we had jesus's love. Let's take a look at jesus with a (1) sad face — jesus 
was looking on a world that was judging themselves by themselves. They had no 
standards to judge themselves by. jesus also wept when Lazarus died. We are putting 
our trust in material things today and failing to do what the Bible says. Go into the 
highways and hedges and compel the people to come in. jesus with a (2) shining 
face — "And after six days jesus taketh Peter, james, and John his brother, and 
bringeth them up into a high mountain apart. And was transfigured before them; 
and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light." Trust in 
the Lord, jesus with a (3) stained face — A face with tears and also a face stained 
with blood, jesus shed his precious blood for you and for me. We need to be 
awakened today and see jesus as he really was. We must yield to his power, jesus 
walked obiedent to Calvary for me and you. He suffered much. My Lord help us 
to take the steps to follow you. jesus with a (4) smitten face "Now therefore, what 
have I here, saith the Lord, that my people is taken away for nought? They that 
rule over them make them to howl, saith the Lord; and my name continually every 
day is blasphemed. Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall 
know in that day that I am he that doth speak; behold it is I." Have we forgotten 
the price that was paid? Have we forgot the scars? Let's join forces for Christ. 

Benediction: Rev. Cannon Ward 
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we assembled for the afternoon session with the congregation singing "Love Lifted 
Me." 

Rev. Cecil Gragg had devotional reading from Titus Chapter 2 verses 11-15, "For the 
grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, 
denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberK', righteously, and godly, 
in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of 
the great God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ." 

We appreciate the two songs that Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Gragg sang for us. 



BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES OF 
NORTH CAROLINA, INCORPARATED 
REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS 
1981 

THOMASVILLE FAMILY SERVICE AREA 

The ministry of the Baptist Children's Homes in Piedmont North Carolina continues 
to grow and develop. This is made possible by the continuing support of many 
Christian friends. Vital to the work of the Homes is financial support through 
special gifts, the North Carolina Missions Offering and income through the Coopera- 
tive Program. 

The Thomasville Family Services Center offers to residents in the 28 surrounding 
counties any and all services of our statewide ministr\'. Many of these services are 
actually located within these counties: group care at Mills Home, a specialized group 
home at Wall Home, Wallburg, emergency care at High Point and Burlington, a 
network of licensed foster homes, therapeutic camping in Moore County, social 
service offices in Hickory, Thomasville and Burlington, the Child Development Center 
and Family Resource Center in Thomasville, plus counseling and referral services. 

During the past year an amphitheater has been completed on the Mills Home 
campus under the sponsorship of the Alumni Association. The therapeutic camping 
program of the Institution has been consolidated to make use of the Cameron Home 
near Vass. 

Good things are taking place in our Baptist Children's Homes family across the 
State. Six Family Services Centers has been opened with three others in planning 
stages. Children are being provided temporary care in seven Emergency Care Homes. 
The Child Development Center in Thomasville continues to offer progressive demon- 
stration preschool care as a model for North Carolina Baptist Churches. The Family 
Resource Center located in Thomasville is piloting a concept of continuing education 
for people across the State who are in the best position to assist families through a 
concept of preventive care. 

Larry Sawyer and members of the staff of the Homes in Piedmont North Carolina 
are leading the program in a very fine way. In the words of Paul they can say "We 
are laborers together with God" (1 Corinthians 3:9). Thank Him for his relationship. 

Respectfully submitted 

Eddie Moody 



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TRAINING UNION 

Every church trains its members, both young and old. The critical factor is not 
are you training but how are you training? The members of this group here today are 
the same people who are effective in leading the members of the different church 
families, so to you I address the question. How are our churches training their 
members? 

Do we have planned or unplanned training? Is the church following clearly 
outlined courses to train its people? In Baptist doctrine, Christian ethics, Christian 
history and church organization or is each member left to catch as catch can and is 
just assumed that the training is accurate and adequate. 

Is our training enthusiastic or uninspired? Do our teachers approach the lesson 
with a desire to help the class join in a meaniful learning and worshipping experience 
or are teachers mearly going through a routine with the greatest reward being the end 
of the class? 

Is ours encouraged or ignored training? Do the church leaders take an active, 
supportive role in church training or do they only look on this as a function for 
someone else to be involved in? 

I call out to this group gathered here today to give serious thought to the training 
needs of your church. Plan, encourage, and inspire your people to learn and to 
spread learning, for by so doing we become more useful tools in the hands of our 
Lord to do His work in the world. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Roy Gryder 

STEWARDSHIP REPORT 

When we think of Stewardship and the Stony Fork Association and the people 
who make up our Association and what I think the income of most of the people 
has been in the last several years. I think that the Stony Fork Association has done 
real well in stewardship giving to the mission causes of Southern Baptist through out 
the world. 

For example in 1 962 Stony Fork gave a total of $2,779.97 for mission causes and 
from 1962 up to 1980 there has been an increase of giving to mission causes. In 
1980 there was a total of $32,364.00 given to mission causes by Stony Fork Associa- 
tion. Our giving I am sure could have been much better and hopefully in the future 
if it be the Lord's will there will be a greater amount of giving to mission causes; 
but let us also be mindful that money is not all there is to being a good steward. 
Our total lives are to be good stewards for the Lord. May we let God help us be 
better stewards each day of all God has given us. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Max West 

ANNUITY BOARD REPORT 

"Nineteen hundred eighty has been a year of unprecedented growth and startling 
change," according to Dr. Darold H. Morgan, president of the Southern Baptist 
Convention's Annuity Board. 

Key statistical highlights in 1980 included: 

1. A 13th Check amounting to 10 percent of a year's benefit was mailed to 
annuitants who retired before 1980. 



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5. 



A total of $21,059,479 in retirement benefits was paid. 

Insurance benefits through the Board's church, agency and seminary programs 
amounted to $15,955,965. 

Total assets held in trust at the close of the year equaled $806,518,757. 
This figure represented a growth of $1 39,043,770 over 1 979 's total. 
Premium income totaled $87,938,590, including contributions and relief 
receipts. A total of $42,1 21,138 was designated for the Fixed Fund, $3,620,501 
was earmarked for the Balanced Fund and $11,063,513 went into Plan A. 
Insurance premiums totaled $24,863,894. 

At the close of 1980, the Board counted 20,527 church and agency member 
accounts in Plan A, 47,701 in the Fixed Fund, 6,033 in the Balanced Fund 
and 3,376 in the Variable Fund. 

Submitted by, 
Rosetta Hollifield 



STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS 1981 



Retirement Plans 



Protection Section of Southern 
Baptist Retirement Program 
Plan A (church-agency) 
Fixed Fund (church-agency) 
Balanced Fund (church-agency) 
Variable Fund (church-agency) 
Benefits Paid (retirement and 

Variable) 
Relief Benefits 
Relief Recipients 



Member Accounts 
and Benefits 

8,536 
20,527 
47,701 
6,033 
3,376 

$21,059,479 
$413,980 
407 



Members 



*Health Insurance 20,711 
Group Life (church) 14,024 
Group Life (agency) 17,802 
**Life Benefit Plan 2,328 
Seminarian Life 1 ,584 

Seminarian Medical 4,245 

♦Includes churches and 
agencies 
**Closed to new members 



DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT PLANNING 
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina 

In North Carolina as of March 31, 1981, 3,114 staff members of 2,353 churches 
and associations are participating in the Southern Baptist Retirement Program. 
Through March 31 , 1981 , we had processed the following: 
70 - Southern Baptist Retirement Program application 
1 1 — applications for age retirement benefits 
442 — upgrades 

One of the most exciting and far reaching aspects of our work for 1 980 has been 
the printing of and response to the study guide, Planning The Rest of Your Life. 
This booklet is available from our office for church staff members, small study 
groups and church families who wish to have help in planning their retirement years. 

The church's response to upgrading the staff member's retirement program is 
most encouraging. Ten (1 0%) percent of his/her annual compensation (salary, housing 
allowance, auto allowance, etc.) should be the minimum. 



ASSOCIATION 



In Stony Fork Association four churches and four staff members are participating 
in the retirement program. Of this number three are still particpatingon the minimum 
of $33.34 per month. There is a great need to upgrade this to 10% of total salary 
for staff members. 



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THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST FOUNDATION, INC. 
1981 REPORT TO THE BAPTIST ASSOCIATIONS OF 
NORTH CAROLINA 

During the past year, twenty-three new trust funds valued at $385,016 were 
established with the N. C. Baptist Foundation. Coupled with the additions to existing 
trusts, total new assets held for the various missions and institutions increased the 
value of trust assets by $453,877. 

— Foreign Missions trust funds increased by approximately $26,000. 

— Home Missions trusts increased by $8,000. 

— Baptist Childrens Homes of North Carolina trusts increased by approximately 
$19,000. 

— Southeastern Seminary by $1 2,250. 

— Fruitland Bible Institute by $33,000. 

— N. C. Baptist Homes by $1 ,500. 

— Local church trust funds, including cemetery, scholarship and mission funds by 
$5,000. 

— Cooperative Program by $7,000. 

— Statewide Student loan fund by $1 1 5,000. 

The Directors of the Foundation made an investment decision in 1 978 to increase 
the yield to the charitable beneficiaries of trust income. Over a two year period 
investments moved toward high quality selective bonds to accomplish this goal. 
The income of yield increased steadily with the rate of December 30, 1980 averaging 
10.3%. Market value of all assets on December 30, 1980 were $4,586,215.12. The 
bond portion of the investment portfolio reflected the high interest market at the 
end of the year with market values being depressed below inventory value. 

Thirty-eight percent of the market value of all assets held by the Foundation were 
made as gifts by persons desiring to receive income for the remainder of their lifetime 
and at death have the trust funds pay income to missions or Baptist institutions. 
Foundation personnel are available to assist any member of a Baptist Church in 
North Carolina to utilize this or other plans of giving to provide a personal support 
for sharing the message of Christ — even beyond one's lifetime. 

More families are utilizing the memorial gifts as a means of providing mission 
support on a continuing basis. Individual trust accounts are established with only 
the income being distributed in the name of the deceased family member. Generally 
the mission cause named to receive the income was loved and supported during the 
lifetime of the family member. 

Private and confidential conferences are scheduled by Foundation staff members 
with individuals desiring to seek direction in estate planning and giving. 

Edwin S. Coates, Executive Secretary 
James R. Maynard, Chairman of Board 
P. O. Box 26508 
Raleigh, N. C. 2761 1 

Respectfully submitted, 
' Burl j ones 

E. O. Bustle spoke following this report. You can set up a memorial fund and 
choose where dividends would go. He encouraged others to contribute to the Baptist 
Foundation. 



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Garland Hendrix who works with the Annuity Board spoke briefly following 
the Annuity Report. Comments: Do you really love your pastor? How well are 
you taking care of your pastor? The Annuity Board recommends that the church pay 
10% of what they pay their pastor. This also needs to be upgraded so that it will 
provide adequately for your pastor. Churches and Pastors need protection. What are 
you going to do to protect your church and your pastor? Prepare for retirement now. 

No discussion. 
Adjourn 

Lloyd Hoilman, prayer 

This ended the first day of the Annual Associational Meeting. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING 

The Moderator pro tern called the second day of the annual session of the Ston\' 
Fork Association together at Sandy Flat Baptist Church, on August 12,1 981 . 

Prayer by Coy C. Privette. Devotional by Max West reading from I Corinthians 
Chapter 15. It is through the blood of Jesus that we have life. There is no place 
to quit serving the Lord. Be steadfast and unmovable, always abounding in the work 
of the Lord. 

The congregation sang "Standing on the Promises." 

WMU REPORT 

Our Associational WMU Annual Meeting was held at Sandy Flat in 1981. Our 
guest speakers were Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchner who showed their beautiful 
slides of the many places they have visited. They are a lovely couple and are per- 
forming a great missionary work for the Lord. Officers were elected for the coming 
year as follows: Director: Mrs. Linda Mills, Assistant Director: Mrs. Shelby Miller, 
Secretary and Treasurer: Mrs. Eunice Luttrell, Baptist Women and Young Women 
Director: Mrs. Betty Woods, Acteen Director: Mrs. Sue Harrison, Girls in Action: 
(GA's) Mrs. Eva Gragg, Mission Friends: Mrs. Doris Tester, Mission Action Chair- 
person: Miss Rosetta Hollifield, Mission Study Director: Mrs. Mamie Craig. 

Mrs. Ruby Reese was also with us for the annual meeting and the following 
council meeting in June. She is a member of the N. C. Star Team and has been 
chosen to work in our area specifically with those churches who do not report a 
WMU. We had a good attendance for this meeting and enjoyed her presentation 
and challenge to us. 

Goals continue to be met for Annie Armstrong and Lottie Moon offerings and 
these continue to increase each year. Our Associational WMU continues to support 
the Broyhill Home. Laurel Fork WMU visited the Broyhill Home during the past 
year. We continue to tithe to the Cooperative Program and this is reflected as the 
"other than church" on the Cooperative Program Report. 

We have no new WMU organizations to report this year but hopefully with the 
help of Mrs. Reese this statistic will change for next year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Linda Mills 

E. O. Bustle spoke following the WMU report. He said only two organizations 
promote missions, the WMU and Brotherhood. Only one church in the Stony Fork 
Association has a Brotherhood. He encouraged churches to promote State Missions. 



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We can do this through Brotherhood. Encourage WMU to promote State Missions 
this year. 

We were happy to have with us Coy C. Privette from the Christian Action League. 
The League helps local communities In dealing with some of their problems. They 
are speaking and seeking to do something about the problems we are faced with each 
day. The laws in North Carolina are not what they should be. The Christian Action 
League is working to change these. 

VBS1981 

To many, VBS is now probably a thing of the past, not to be thought of again 
until spring 1982. Hopefully that is not the attitude of those of us here. Now is a 
time to reflect on the session we had this year and to begin looking toward VBS 
1982. This years reports indicate opportunities for follow-up witnessing, that is, 
reaching out to those who enrolled in VBS but are not in Sunday school or church. 
It is not too soon to begin thinking of next years VBS, thus avoiding the "last minute 
rush." 

Your associationai VBS team attended the state VBS clinic in Lenoir on March 
13. Stony Fork associationai clinic was conducted April 23 at Sandy Flat. Five 
churches were represented and three pastors attended. Total attendance was 37. 

Members of the team also visited some of the churches in the association with the 
express purpose of informing them of the clinic. 

Associationai VBS team members were: Barbara West, Eunice Luttrell, Donna 
Vannoy, Mamie Craig, Shelby Miller, Linda Mills, jack White, Don Foster and Edith 
Gryder. 

Seven churches have reported Bible schools this year with a total enrollment of 
492. 

Respectfully submitted 
' Edith Gryder 



FINANCE REPORT 

August 1980 Association had in Bank $2,463.38 
The intake from the churches from August 1980 until August 1981. 



Bailey's Camp: 


Expenses for Association 


180.65 




Love offering for World Mission Conf. 


35.65 




Total 


266.30 


Boone Fork: 


Associationai Missionary 


500.00 




Associationai Expenses 


90.00 




Expenses and love offering for World Mission Conf. 


275.00 




Associationai minutes and clerk 


50.00 




Total 


915.00 


Doe Ridge: 


Paid for minutes last year 


20.00 




Association Expense 


15.00 




Total 


35.00 


Laurel Fork: 


Associationai Missionary 


175.00 




Minutes for this year 


50.00 




Total 


225.00 



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Laytown: Associational Missionary 50.00 

Associational minutes 20.00 

Total 70.00 

Long Ridge: Associational Missionary 240.00 

Associational Minutes 15.00 

Total 255.00 

Mount Ephriam: Associational Missionary 450.00 

Associational minutes 10.00 

Total 460.00 

Mount Paron: Expenses and love offering for World Mission Conf. 239.75 

Mount Vernon: Associational Missionary 450,00 

Associational minutes 100.00 

Love offering for World Mission Conf. 236.04 

Total 786.04 

Rock Spring: Associational Missionary , , 600.00 

Associational minutes , 35.00 

Total ■ 635.00 

Sandy Flat: Associational Expenses , 254.64 

Associational minutes 35.00 

Love offering for World Mission Conf. 113.00 

Total 402.64 

Watauga: Associational Minutes last year 20.00 

Associational Minutes this year 20.00 

Total 40.00 

Received from Baptist State Convention for Associational Missionary 1 ,866.68 

Received for expenses to VBS Clinic 7.20 

Total 1,873.88 

Private donation to association 10.00 
Association paid out from August 1 980 until August 1981: 

World Mission Conference (expences and love offerings) 1 ,550.45 

World Hunger offering taken up at Association last year 1 1 6.1 6 

Associational Missionary salary 2,400.00 

Associational Missionary for postage 100.00 

Clerk and treasurer salaries (100.00 each) 200.00 

Boone Fork gave for clerk and treasurer 20.00 

Total - 220.00 

Paid for postage 21 .26 

Paid for minutes 520.00 

Paid Rev. Don Foster on gas for V.B.S. Clinic 14.40 

Paid Sunday School Board for V.B.S. Materials 74.20 

Intake from churches and convention was 6,203.61 

Association paid out 5,016.47 

Total in Bank ^ 3,650.52 



Roll was called with eight churches being represented the second day at Sandy 
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1981 REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS 
ON 

NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES, INC. 

by 

W. A. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

As we look back over the past thirty years of ministry in our Baptist Homes, it is 
a real inspiration to see where we have been and to meditate on the many blessings 
that God has so richly bestowed upon us. He has brought us from one home in 1951 
to a total of six homes, an apartment complex, and a skilled nursing unit; from one 
resident to a total capacity for 300 persons in 1981. These have been good years, 
and God has used N. C. Baptists to bring this special ministry to older people a long 
way. Where we go from here is certainly, as always, in the hands of the Lord, but 
depends largely on where North Carolina Baptists want to go. 

Quite frankly, we are at a standstill. Crippling inflation has caught up with us and 
is eating into the very vitals of our existence. We are still giving the same high quality 
of Christian care to each of the residents in the six homes, nursing care unit and the 
apartment complex. It is a struggle and a juggle between income and expenditures. 

Building plans for a desperately needed 70-bed addition to our current nursing 
care unit and the Hayes Home have been held up by regulatory red tape for years. 
Now that the state health laws have been altered to permit the building of these 
beds, it doesn't appear that we could wisely borrow the money at the current interest 
rates. 

Through 1980 gifts through our Cooperative Program and the North Carolina 
Missions Offering are a little more than $550,000.00 (18% of all income), these 
gifts are not commensurate with our current population growth and the ministry 
support needs of the homes. 

Two things are apparent. One, Baptists must be informed of our needs and do 
all possible to increase their gifts accordingly through the regular channels - the 
Cooperative Program and the North Carolina Missions Offering. Two, North Carolina 
Baptists must help us find ways of raising money for development and expansion to 
meet the needs of current residents and the needs of growing numbers of older 
adults. 

The General Board of the Baptist State Convention has joined us in our concerns 
and has appointed a Special Study Committee to take a serious and close look at the 
financial needs of our Baptist Homes. 

We will continue to trust our Heavenly Father for His blessings upon the homes' 
vital ministry to older adults. We will keep faith with Him and with N. C. Baptists 
and strive to give the highest quality care to each resident of the North Carolina 
Baptist Homes. We will believe that our future is as bright as the promises of God 
Himself and as sure as the love and devotion of North Carolina Baptists. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Tammy Craig 

Jim Saul was with us from the Baptist Homes, Inc. of North Carolina. The homes 
are a ministry with older adults, engaged in a continuing care ministry for N, C. 
Baptists, supported by the Cooperative Program and the N. C. Missions offering, 
yearly providing care for 335 individuals, six domiciliary homes, meeting special 
needs through intermediate and skilled nursing care, competent and concerned staff 
ministering to individual needs, etc. and also love in action. 



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REPORT TO THE BIBLICAL RECORDER 
TO THE ASSOCIATIONS 
1981 

Again this past year, the Biblical Recorder has reminded us all of the value of 
good church-pastor relations. This is just one of many subjects the Recorder seeks to 
cover for North Carolina Baptists. 

The editor believes strongly in the local church as well as the ministry and v/ork 
of the pastor. As all of us know, nothing can take the place of a good church and a 
good pastor. 

And yet, we also know that there are those in our midst who do not believe in 
this as much as they should. The Recorder is a constant reminder to us that a bed- 
rock of Baptist life is a strong local church served by a dedicated pastor. 

The Recorder also challenges us in many other ways. For example, it reported 
that there was a net gain of only 21 new churches in our convention in the past 
10 years. This shocked many people, especially in view of the number of new 
churches organized in the last 50 years and in the population growth of our state 
in the last decade. 

The Recorder was happy to report that the Southern Baptist Convention in Los 
Angeles was a good one. Those unable to attend were given an accurate and complete 
picture of what happened there — a front row seat, as it was, for only li (cost of one 
Recorder.) 

When people know the truth — and truth must be spoken in love — we have a 
better convention, better churches, better associations and better individual Christians. 
The Recorder is that instrument of communication that keeps us closer together 
as Baptists. 

If you are not receiving the Recorder, you are missing something vital to your 
Christian life. The cost is still much less than one-half the price of a first class stamp. 
Surely, every church and every individual can afford that much. 

Submitted by, 
J. Marse Grant, Editor, 
Biblical Recorder 
Shelby Miller 

Marse Grant could not be with us from the Biblical Recorder so he had asked Coy 
Privette if he would fill in for him. The Recorder has been in operation for 1 48 years. 
It informs us of what's going on in North Carolina and what we need to know. The 
Biblical Recorder is third in the state. It needs to go into every home in the state. 
It informs people about the gospel. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

Go then, to all people everywhere and make them my disciples: Baptize them 
and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. What an awesome 
responsibility for the Sunday School workers. Records from last years report shows 
a decline of 14 persons in our enrollment. Fourteen churches reported an enrollment 
of 1140 with an average attendance of 803. We need to be more concerned about 
our Sunday School and make every effort to provide the best teaching methods 



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available for our workers and take advantage of every State and Associational work- 
shop that is offered. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Carroll Woods 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

We as brothers and sisters in Christ and members of the Stony Fork Association 
believe the Bible to be God's inspired word. I believe that every person should have 
the opportunity to read God's word in their own native language. The American 
Bible Society is an organization that is trying to fulfill this. 

The American Bible Society was founded 165 years ago in 1816. It continues 
to pursue the only purpose for which it was established: the translation, production 
and distribution of God's word without doctrinal note or comment, and without 
profit. 

There are millions of people that would not have had the opportunity to learn 
about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, if not for the support of our churches 
and organizations through the Southern Baptist Convention. The support from the 
Southern Baptist Convention to the American Bible Society in 1980 was $293,000. 
One of the most significant scripture translations to appear during 1980 was the 
complete Bible in Today's Chinese Version. 

A particular significance to the Southern Baptist is the Bible work being carried 
out in the country of Brazil, one of your largest and oldest fields of service. During 
1980 the Bible Society of Brazil produced for the first time the illustrated New 
Testament in Today's Portuguese. 

As of December 13, 1980 there were 38,430 active American Bible Society 
volunteers sharing God's word throughout the country. 

To help aid the A.B.S. in its worldwide effort to serve the church and its global 
ministries, and to strengthen the indispensable partnership between the churches 
and the A.B.S., and advisory council was held last year. Representing the Southern 
Baptist Convention were Dr. Harold C. Bennett, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, 
Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention and Dr. Porter Routh, 
his predecessor, both members of the A.B.S. Board of Managers. 

At the Advisory Council Meetings several important resolutions were adopted. 
Of special significance is the resolution encouraging greater financial support from 
churches and the total christian community, especially when viewed in light of U. S. 
and world inflation and urging the churches to set a goal of at least ten percent 
annual growth in financial support to the work of the A.B.S. 

We could look for the day when the average gift to the Bible cause will be at least 
four cents per member per year! 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dale Luttrell 

Jim Lambert, our Area Missionary brought the annual message. "We are not 
meeting the needs of our young people." 

How big is our world — our church — our association? Our would is ideal for 
people not like us. How big is our information? If Its not in your mind its not in 
your world. A vision of a waiting world. Our young people need for us to show them 
compassion, they may not always dress, talk, and do things the way we would, 
but still we are to love them and tell them of God's love for them. 



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Through the Cooperative Program we can see the mission needs here at home and 
abroad. If we understand the needs, we would do more. People appreciate informa- 
tion on the needs of the blind, the deaf, the homeless, and etc. 

Let's all ask ourselves this question — Why are we Christians? 



EXECUTIVE REPORT 

The Executive Committee met on August 24, 1980 and elected Committee mem- 
bers for the coming year. Roy Gryder was recommended to the General Board of 
j the Baptist State Convention. Roy was accepted. 

November 9, 1 980 — discussion of the Moody Adams Crusade. 

March 13, 1981 — A stewardship meeting for our association was agreed upon, 
this meeting was held April 16, 1981 at Western Steer No. 2. Our Association Mis- 
sionary Rev. Rayner Matheson resigned. A special meeting was called for the discus- 
{ sion of the association. 

July 12,1981 — Announcements made concerning the time of the Moody Adams 
Crusade, August 21, 22 and 23 at Watauga High School. Mount Vernon Church 
made announcement that they as a church had chose to join Three Forks Association. 
This was accepted by the Executive Committee. This decision of Mount Vernon 
was made out of no hard feelings what so ever against the Stony Fork Association. 

Whereas the members of Mount Vernon Baptist Church have chosen to leave 
the Stony Fork Baptist Association and although their fellowship, support, and 
companionship in Christ will be sorely missed let it hereby be resolved that we the 
members of the Executive Committee do wish them Godspeed and bestow on them 
I our best wishes in their work for the Lord. 

I Don Foster resigned as Moderator. Max West was elected Moderator pro tem. 
I This was accepted by the Executive Committee. 

Yellow Hill Baptist Church chose to become independent of the Stony Fork 
Association, this was accepted by the Executive Committee with regrets. 



RESOLUTIONS 

We would like to thank the people of Rock Spring and Sandy Flat churches for 
the Christian fellowship shown to the visitors and delegates of the Stony Fork 
Association. We also take this opportunity to thank each one for taking part in 
our meeting. 

Our appreciation goes out to the ladies who prepared the wonderful food each 
day. The Christian fellowship shown at each church has made each session a blessing 
to all who attended. 

Let us, the people of each church of the Stony Fork Association resolve to work 
harder and in closer fellowship with each other in the coming year so that more 
souls may be won to the Lord. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Resolutions Committee 



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OBITUARIES 

Since our last association twenty-two of our beloved members have passed away; 
Mrs. Nervie Price, Miss Avis Laws, and Mr. Jimmy Cox from Bailey's Camp; Mr. H. W. 
Hollifield, and Mrs, Julia Coffey from Boone Fork; Mr. Hazen Craig, Mr. Tom Triplett, 
and Mrs. Macie Lockhart from Laurel Fork; Mr. Jerry (Tiny) Triplett, and Mr. George 
Townsend from Laytown; Mrs. Orpha Greene from Longridge; Mrs. Ila Waters, Mrs, 
Effie Miller, Mr. Judson Hodges, and Mr. Virgil Greer (deacon) from Mount Ephriam; 
Miss Lester Harrison, Mrs. Pearl Parlier, and Mr. Floyd Bond from Mount Vernon; 
Mr. Frank Watson from Rock Spring; Mr. Roby Fox and Mrs. Glady Aldridge from 
Watauga; and Mr. Basil Tester (Minister) from Sandy Flat. 



TIME, PLACE, AND PREACHER 

This will be decided at the first Executive Committee Meeting. 



TEMPERANCE AND MORALS 

In our society today we are confronted with many problems, such as unrest of 
persons of different ages. I believe this is one reason for drug and alcohol abuse in 
all ages of people, another of course is not living yielded to Christ. This makes an 
endangered society because every nation which leaves their moral standing and trust 
in God starts going down. 

Each of us have a great responsibility to lead others to Christ and set an example 
in Christian living and show the love of Christ in our relations with others. How else 
can we show our love to God? We can do this by loving and helping our fellow man. 
Proverbs 10:22 "The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow 
with it." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. Phillip Martin 



ELECTION OF OFFICERS 

Max West, Moderator; Burl Jones, Vice-Moderator; Barbara West, ClerK; and 
Eunice Luttrell, Treasurer. 

Discussion: decided to send back to the Baptist State Convention $1 ,050.00 this 
was salary for our associational missionary, that was not used. Decided to re-apply 
for aid for remainder of this year 1 981 . 

Rev. Burl Jones, Pastor of Rock Spring Baptist Church spoke briefly concerning 
the association. We must bind together in unity and one accord if we are to have 
a strong association. We need leadership, we need an associational missionary to lead 
and direct us. The pastor cannot do all this work. Pray for our association. 

Motion to adjourn: 
Benediction: Rev. E. O. Bustle 



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CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES 

Executive Meeting — November 8, 1981 — 2:30 p.m. — Watauga Baptist Church 
WMU Council Meeting - November 7, 1981 

Executive Meeting — March 1 4, 1 982 — 2:30 p.m. — Bailey's Camp Baptist Church 
WMU Council Meeting - May 6, 1982 
WMU Council Meeting - May 29, 1982 

Executive Meeting — J uly 1 1 , 1 982 — 2:30 p.m. — Boone Fork Baptist Church 
Annual Associational Meeting — August 1 0, 1 982 — Watauga Baptist Church 
Annual Associational Meeting — August 11,1 982 — Bailey's Camp Baptist Church 
WMU Council Meeting - August 28, 1982 
WMU Council Meeting - October 30, 1 982 



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HISTORY AND HISTORICAL TABLE 



Year 


Churches 


Moderator 


Clerk 


Preacher 


1862 


Zions Gate Meeting 










House, Wilkes Co. 


Larkin Hodges 


Larkin Pipes 


Elder Larkin Hodg 


1863 


Yellow Hill 


Larkin Hodges 


Larkin Pipes 


Wilson Bradshaw 


1864 


Minutes were not printed 


manuscript got lost. 






1865 


Mt. Ephriam 


Larkin Hodges 


|. R. Hodges 


Joseph Harrison 


1866 


South Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


Elijah Trivett 


Larkin Hodges 


1867 


Watauga 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


J. R. Carlton 


1868 


Union 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


James Parsons 


1869 


Stony Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


W.H.Phillips 


1870 


Old Field 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


William Wilcox 


1871 


Elk 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


James Parsons 


1872 


Mt. Vernon 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


J. R. Carlton 


1873 


Watauga 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


Larkin Hodges 


1874 


Yellow Hill 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


James Parsons 


1875 


Laurel Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Levi Wilson 


1876 


Stony Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Larkin Hodges 


1877 


Poplar Grove 


Larkin Hodges 


Elijah Trivett 


James Parsons 


1878 


Old Field 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


J. R. Carlton 


1879 


Elk 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Monroe Gragg 


1880 


Mt. Vernon 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Monroe Gragg 


1881 


Watauga 


Larkin Hodges 


Elijah Trivett 


Levi Wilson 


1882 


Mt. Ephriam 


J. F. Eller 


John R. Hodges 


James Parsons 


1883 


Yellow Hill 


). F. Eller 


Elijah Trivett 


Larkin Hodges 


1884 


Boones Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


Thomas Pipes 


Larkin Pipes 


1885 


Buffalo Cove 


J. F. Eller 


Thomas Pipes 


J. F. Eller 


1886 


Stony Fork 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


E. M. Gragg 


1887 


Union 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


David Eller 


1888 


Laurel Fork 


James Parsons 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1889 


Poplar Grove 


F. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


John F. Eller 


1890 


Mt. Vernon 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


E. M. Gragg 


1891 


Watauga 


E.M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


J.C. Miller 


1892 


Mt. Paran 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


E. M. Gragg 


1893 


Boones Fork 


E.M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


S.T.Carroll 


1894 


Yellow Hill 


E.M. Gragg 


Wm.M. Lee 


John F. Eller 


1895 


New River 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm.M. Lee 


Geo. W. Trivett 


1896 


Elk 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


J.C. Miller 


1897 


Laurel Fork 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm.M. Lee 


1898 


Buffalo Cove 


J.C.Miller 


Wm. M. Lee 


J. F. Davis 


1899 


Mt. Vernon 


E. M. Gragg 


R. H. Pipes 


J. J. 1. Sherwood 


1900 


Watauga 


E.M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


D. C. Harman 


1901 


Stony Fork 


J.C. Miller 


Wm. M. Lee 


John Crisp 


1902 


Poplar Grove 


J.C. Miller 


A. J. Shull 


J.C. Blaylock 


1903 


Boones Fork 


F. M. Gragg 


Wm.M. Lee 


J.C. Miller 


1904 


Mt. Ephriam 


F. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


F. M. Gragg 


1905 


Mt. Paran 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1906 


Yellow Hill 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


Asa Brown 


1907 


New River 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


J. F. Davis 


1908 


Middle Cane 


James F. Church 


Wm. M. Lee 


J.C. Miller 


1909 


Elk 


Thos. L. D.2y 


Wm. M. Lee 


J.C. Miller 


1910 


Laurel Fork 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


191 1 


Mt. Vernon 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


D. M. Wheeler 


1912 


Poplar Grove 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


R. F. Wilcox 


1913 


Watauga 


Thos. L. Day 


N. S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1914 


Mt. Ephriam 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1915 


Boones Fork 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


D. M. Wheeler 


1916 


Rock Springs 


B. F. Wilcox 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1917 


Mt. Paran 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1918 


Due to the outbreak of influenza no Association was held. 






1919 


Yellow Hill 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


B. F. Wilcox 


1920 


Mt. Vernon 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1921 


Laurel Fork 


B. F.Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


D. M. Wheeler 


1922 


Watauga 


B. F.Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


Oscar Dellinger 


1923 


Poplar Grove 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1924 


Boones Fork 


B. F. Wilcox 


J . Amos Hampton 


W. D. Ashley 


1925 


Mt. Ephriam 


B. F.Wilcox 


J . Amos Hampton 


J. A. Hampton 


1926 


Rock View 


D. M. Wheeler 


J . Amos Hampton 


G. M. Watson 



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1927 Elk 


D. M. Wheeler 


R. F. Wilcox 


A.C. Hamby 


1928 Watauga 


D. M. Wheeler 


B. F. Wilcox 


B. F. Wilcox 


1Q9Q <;anrlv Flat 


D. M. Wheeler 


B. F. Wilcox 


G . M . Watson 


1930 Middle Cane 


W. D. Ashley 


B. F. Wilcox 


Linney Barnes 


1931 Laurel Fork 


W. D. Ashley 


B. F. Wilcox 


B. F. Wilcox 


1932 New Hopewell 


G. M. Watson 


B. F. Wilcox 


). T. McGuire 


1933 Yellow Hill 


B. F. Wilcox 


Roy Keller 


G. M. Watson 


1934 Mt. Vernon 


G. W. Gragg 


Roy Keller 


R. H. Shore 


1935 Grandmother Gap 


G. W. Gragg 


Roy Keller 


W. J. Cook 


1936 Mt. Ephriam 


G. W. Gragg 


Roy Keller 


Carl Triplett 


1937 Mt. View 


B. F. Wilcox 


G. M. Watson 


Raymond Hendrix 


1938 Watauga 


Carl Triplet! 


F . L . Ham pton 


W. D. Ashley 


1939 Laurel Fork 


Carl Triplett 


F. L. Hampton 


W. ). Cook 


1940 Bailey Camp 


Carl Triplett 


F. L. Hampton 


G. M. Watson 


1941 Sandy Flat 


Lee ] . Church 


N . L. Harrison 


Roy Keller 


1942 New Hopewell 


Lee J . Church 


N. L. Harrison 


B. F. Wilcox 


1943 Boones Fork 


Lee J . Church 


N. L. Harrison 


W. B. Bryant 


1944 Watauga 


N. L. Harrison 


W. M. Brown 


Frank Knight 


1945 Laytown 


N. L. Harrison 


W. M. Brown 


W. D. Ashley 


1 946 Mt. Vernon 


G. M. Watson 


W. M. Brown 


W. D. Ashley 


1947 Yellow Hill 


Theo Hend rix 


G. M. Watson 


Roscoe Greene 


1948 No Minutes, Manuscript 


ost at printers. Held v 


vith Doe Ridge Church. 




1949 Mt. Paran 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


Roscoe Greene 


1950 Rock Springs 


Theo Hendrix 


N . L. Harrison 


R. L. Barnes 


195 1 New Hopewell 


Theo Hendrix 


N. L. Harrison 


Barney Ol iver 


1952 Boones Fork 


G. M. Watson 


J . Merritt Coffey 


W. J. Cook 


1953 East Flats 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


R. L. Barnes 


1954 Mt. Ephriam 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


Lloyd |. Ouller 


1955 Bailey Camp 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


W. J. Cook 


1956 Laurel Fork 


Theo Hendrix 


) . Merritt Coffey 


W. M. Brown 


1957 Mt. Vernon and 








Sandy Flat 


Theo Hendrix 


J. Merritt Coffey 


W.J. Cook 


1958 Laytown and 








Rock Springs 


Theo Hendrix 


J. Merritt Coffey 


Carson Eggf*rs 


1959 New Hopewell and 








Long Ridge 


Carson Eggers 


J . Merritt Coffey 


W. J . Cook 


1960 Mt. Paran and 








Boones Fork 


Carson Eggers 


1 Merritt Coffe 
em o ey 


Wendell Critcher 


1961 Watauga and 








Yellow Hill 


Carson Eggers 


I . Merritt Coffey 


Du ree Gowan 


1962 Mt. Ephriam and 








Sandy Flat 


Carson Eggers 


Miss Winifred Hampton 


Roby McNeil 


1963 Doe Ridge and 








Rock Springs 


Carson Eggers 


Miss Winifred Hampton 


W. M Brown 


1964 Bailey's Camp 


E. 0. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Wm. Quinn 


Boones Fork 


E. O. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 




1965 Laurel Fork 


E. O. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


W. M. Brown 


Laytown 


E. O. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 




1966 Longridge 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Phillip Martin 


Mt. Paran 


A. C. Moody 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Lyie (Pete) Vannoy 


1967 Mt. Vernon 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Basil Tester 


New Hopewell 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


E. O. Bustle 


1968 Rock Springs 


A. C. Moody 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


A.C. Mood y 


Sandy Flat 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 




1969 Baileys Camp 


Lewis Hodge 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Lew?s*^Hod'e'^^°" 


Boones Fork 


Lewis Hodge 




Hen-'ing Cri^p 


1970 Laurel Fork 


Lewis Hodges 


Mrs. Max West 


Dflvid Austin 


Doe Ridge 


Lewis Hodges 


Mrs. Max West 




1971 Laytown 


David Austin 


Mrs. Max West 


Rrymond^Tu°byfill 


Longridge 




Mrs Max West 


Sherrill Welborn 


1972 Mt. Ephriam 


David Austin 


Mrs Max West 




Mount Paran 


David Austin 


Mrs. Max West 


A^c'^Mood'^'""^ 


1973 Mt. Vernon 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Everette°Wa^tson 


New Hopewell 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Sherrill Welborn 


1974 Rock Springs 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Merle Johnson 


Sandy Flat 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Dale Milstead 


1975 Yellow Hill 


Merle Johnson 


Mrs. Max West 


Dean Hodges 


Bailey's Camp 


Merle Johnson 


Mrs. Max West 


Max West 


1976 Boones Fork 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


A. C. Moody 


Doe Ridge 






Loyd Hollman 


1977 Laurel Fork 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


Raymond Hendrix 


Laytown 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


Max West 



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1978 Long Ridge 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


Phillip Martin 


Mount Ephriam 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


A. C. Moody 


1979 Mount Vernon 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Harold Bean 


1979 Boone Fork 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Harold Danner 


1980 Mount Paron 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Jim Lambert 


1980 New Hopewell 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Burl Jones 


1981 Rock Spring 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Cannon Ward 


1981 Sandy Flat 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Jim Lambert 



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associations. 

Met at the Stony Fork Baptist Church and organized the Stony Fork Baptist Association on November 9th and 10th, 
1860, for this meeting appointed Elder Larkin Hodges, Moderator and Bro. Elijah Trivette, Clerk. 



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Gilbert Ward (Supply), Box 63, Sugar Grove, NC 28679 1 


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Max West, Rt. 1, Box 539, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 | 


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Mark Mills, Rt. 1, Box 596, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 


Nancy Wood, Rt. 1, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 1 


Roy Woodie, Rt. 2, Newland, NC 28657 | 


Opal Cox, Triplett, NC 28686 | 


Keith Critcher, Rt. 4, Box 185, Boone, NC 28607 1 


Roy Smith, Rt. 2, Ferguson, NC 28624 | 


Kathy Townsend, Rt. 3, Boone, NC 28607 1 


Mont Teague, Rt. 3, Boone, NC 28607 




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Roy Gryder, Rt. 1, Box 182, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 


Linda MiUs, Rt. 1, Box 596, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 


Pauline Eldreth, 434 Grand Blvd., Boone, NC 28607 


Robert J. Coffey, Rt. 4, Box 542, Boone, NC 28607 


Bonnie Walsh, Rt. 5, Box 315, Lenoir, NC 28645 


Roy Woodie, Rt. 2, Newland, NC 28657 


Lezett Greer, Box 231, Triplett, NC 28686 


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Winifred Hampton, Rt. 4, Box 485, Boone, NC 


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Charlotte Dawson, Rt. 2, Box 45, Ferguson, NC 28624 


Jerry Moretz, Rt. 5, Box 67, Boone, NC 28607 


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Dale Luttrell, Rt. 1, Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 




Cecil Wood, Rt. 1, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 1 


Fritz Dula, Rt. 5, Box 326, Lenoir, NC 28645 | 


Ronald Woodie, Rt. 2, Newland, NC 28657 | 




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Billy Cook, Rt. 4, Box 280, Boone, NC 28607 


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Mont Teague, Rt. 3, Boone, NC 28607 | 


























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STONY FORK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



MINUTES 
of the 

STONY FORK MISSIONARY 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
NORTH CAROLINA 
1982 

ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 

Held With 
Watauga Baptist Church 
August 10, 1982 

and with 

Bailey's Camp Baptist Church 
August 11, 1982 



Next session will be held with Boone Fork Baptist Church, Route 1, Box 597, 
Blowing Rock, N. C. 28605, August 9, 1983. Annual message by Clyde Paige and 
alternate Burl Jones. 

Second day will be held with Doe Ridge Baptist Church, Route 5, Boone, N. C. 
28607, August 10, 1983, Annual message by j. R, Robbins and alternate Max West. 



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STONY FORK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Suggested Order of Business 3 

Directory of the Association 4 

Constitution 6 

Proceedings 10 

Evangelism Report 11 

Cooperative Program Report 11 

Home Missions 13 

State Missions 14 

Foreign Missions 15 

Baptist Hospital 15 

Christian Education 17 

Report of the Biblical Recorder 18 

Training Union 19 

Stewardship Report 19 

Annuity Board Report 19 

Baptist Foundation 20 

Wednesday Morning 20 

WMU Report 20 

Vacation Bible School 21 

Finance Report 21 

Baptist Home, Inc 22 

Baptist Children's Homes 23 

Sunday School Report 24 

American Bible Society 24 

Executive Report 26 

Resolutions 26 

Obituaries 26 

Time, Place, and Preacher 26 

Election of Officers 27 

Calendar of Activities 27 

Historical Tables 28 

Statistical Tables 31 



Address: 

Stony Fork Missionary Baptist Association 
P. O. Box 1909 
Blowing Rock, N. C. 28605 



STONY FORK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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SUGGESTED ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR 1983 OF THE 
STONY FORK MISSIONARY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

TUESDAY MORNING SESSION, AUGUST 9, 1983 
BOONE FORK BAPTIST CHURCH 



9:00 Call to Order Clyde Paige 

9:15 Song Congregation 

9:20 Devotional 

9:30 Adoption of Program 

9:35 Roll Call Barbara West 

9:40 Recognition of New Pastors and Workers Moderator 

9:45 Evangelism Shelby Miller 

10:00 Cooperative Program Burl Jones 

j 10:15 Home Missions Doris Tester 

I 10:30 State Missions J. R. Robbins 

10:45 Foreign Missions Lloyd Hoilman 

1 1 :00 Speaker from Evangelism Department 

11:15 Hospital Report J ill Triplett 

1 1 :30 Annual Message Clyde Paige 

Alternate Burl Jones 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

1:10 Song Congregation 

1:15 Devotional 

1 :25 Christian Education Clyde Paige 

1:35 Religious Literature Betty Woods 

1 :45 Training Union Cecil Wood 

1 :55 Stewardship Roy Gryder 

2:05 Baptist Foundation Linda Paige 

2:25 Discussion 
2:35 Adjourn 



WEDNESDAY MORNING SESSION, AUGUST 10, 1983 
DOE RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH 



9:00 Call to Order Clyde Paige 

9:05 Song Congregation 

9:10 Devotional David Austin 

9:20 WMU Report Linda Mills 

9:30 Temperance and Morals James Cox 

9:40 Christian Action League Speaker 

10:00 Vacation Bible School Edith Gryder 

10:10 Finance Report Eunice Luttrell 

10:20 Home for the Aging Tammy Craig 

10:35 Children's Home Eddie Moody 

10:50 Sunday School Report Carroll Woods 

11:00 Annual Message J. R. Robbins 

Alternate Max West 



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STONY FORK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



11:50 Executive Report Clyde Paige 

12:00 Resolutions Shelby Miller and Nancy Wood 

12:10 Obituaries Irene Dula 

12:15 Time, Place and Preacher Cecil Gragg 

12:50 Election of Officers 
12:30 Benediction 
12:40 Lunch 



DIRECTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION 



Moderator Clyde Paige, Rt. 2, Box 586, Connelly Springs, NC 28612 



Telephone: 397-3684 

Vice-Moderator Jack White, P. O. Box 14, Boone, NC 28607 

Telephone: 295-9723 

Associational Clerk Barbara West, Rt. 1 , Box 539, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 264-2427 

Associational Treasurer Eunice Luttrell, Rt. 1, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-7732 

Associational BTU Director Cecil Wood, Rt. 1, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-3530 



Associational WMU Director Linda Mills, Rt. 1 , Box 596, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-7095 

Associational VBS Director Edith Gryder, Rt. 1 , Box 1 82, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-3410 

Associational Sunday School Director . . Carroll Woods, Rt. 2, Ferguson, NC 28624 

Telephone: 973-3154 

Sunday School (Assistant) .... Gerry Hawkins, Rt. 5, Box 548, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Telephone: 754-3055 

Associational Evangelisnn Chairman Shelby Miller, Rt. 4, Boone, NC 28607 

Telephone: 295-7913 

Associational Music Director . Cecil Gragg, 123 Edgebrook Place, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Telephone: 754-2525 

Associational Pianist Kelly Coffey, Rt. 4, Box 542, Boone, NC 28607 

Telephone: 295-7514 

Associational Stewardship Chairman Roy Gryder, Rt. 1, Box 182, 

Blowing Rock, NC 28605 Telephone: 295-3410 

Associational Missionary Gary Teague, 123 Corola Hills, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Res. Phone 704/758-7475 
Bus. Phone 704/295-9543 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 



Dale Luttrell, Chm Rt. 1 , Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-7732 

Eunice Luttrell Rt. 1, Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Cecil Wood Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Ronald Woodie Rt. 2, Newland, NC 28657 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 



Barbara West, Chm 
Eunice Luttrell . . 



Rt. 1 , Box 539, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 
Telephone: 264-2427 
Rt. 1, Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 



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MISSION COMMITTEE 



Jack White, Chm P. O. Box 14, Boone, NC 28607 

Telephone 295-9723 

Burl Jones Rt. 2, Box 39, Ferguson, NC 28624 

Clyde Paige Rt. 2, Box 586, Connelly Springs, NC 2861 2 

Dwight West P. O. Box 1 74, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Charles Craig Rt. 3, Box 61 8, Boone, NC 28607 

TIME, PLACE, PREACHER 

Cecil Gragg, Chm 123 Edgebrook Place, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Telephone: 754-2525 

Willard Bryant 

Mark Mills Rt. 1, Box 596, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

RESOLUTIONS 

Shelby Miller Rt. 4, Boone, NC 28607 

Nancy Wood Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 



ORDINATIONS 

The ordination Committee will be made up of each Pastor from each affiliated 
church. The Associational Missionary will serve as chairman of this committee. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

The Pastor of each church, one lay member from each affiliated church, Associational 
Clerk and Associational Missionary. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS 

Bailey's Camp: Roy Gryder, Rt. 1 , Box 1 82, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 
Laurel Fork: Cecil Wood, Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 
Laytown: Fritz Dula, Rt. 5, Box 326, Lenoir, NC 28645 
}! Rock Spring: Gerry Hawkins, Rt. 5, Box 548, Lenoir, NC 28645 
Sandy Flat: Charles Craig, Rt. 3, Box 618, Boone, NC 28607 

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER 

Roy Gryder Rt. 1, Box 182, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-3410 

i MESSENGERS TO THE ASSOCIATION 

Bailey's Camp: Roy Gryder, Mrs. Carroll Harmon and Miss Lorrine Craig 
; Boone Fork: Jim Earp, Maggie Earp and Shirley Harrison 
Doe Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Junior Eldreth 

Laurel Fork: Kelly Coffey, Mrs. Shelby Miller, Mrs. Doris Miller, Mrs. Grace Greene, 
Cecil Wood, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holder 



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Laytown: Mr, and Mrs. Cecil Gragg, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Triplett, Mr. Willard Bryant, 

Mrs. Nadine Holt, and Mrs. Glenda Dillard 
Long Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hoilman, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Clark, and Ronald 

Woodie 

Mount Ephriam: J. R. Robbins, Mrs. Doris Yates, and Audrey Jenkins 

Rock Spring: Mr. Carroll Woods, Mr. Tom Simmons, Mrs. Charlotte Dawson, Mrs. 

Beatrice Whitson, Mrs. Dawn Hawkins, and Miss Irene Dula 
Sandy Flat: Paul Moody, Eddie Moody, Luther West, Frank Craig, and Tammy Craig 
Watauga: Mrs, Veralean Roark, Mrs. Rosamay Auton, Mr. Earnest Roark, Mr. 

johnny Townsend, Mr, Marvin Auton, and Mrs. Ruth Townsend 

LICENSED MINISTERS 
Mount Paron: Don Greene, Fleetwood, NC 

Randall Greene, Star Rt. Box 145, Deep Gap, NC 28618 
New Hopewell: Douglas Gragg, Star Rt., Lenoir, NC 28645 



CONSTITUTION 

OF THE STONY FORK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
PREAMBLE 

For the declaration of its fundamental purposes and the permanent guidance 
and control of its activities, the body does adopt the following as its constitution, 
subject to amendment: 

ARTICLE l-Name 
The name of this body is the Stony Fork Baptist Association. 

ARTICLE ll-Purpose and Objectives 
The purpose of this Association shall be to assist in the cooperation of Missionary 
Baptist Churches. The Association shall promote evangelism, fellowship, missions, 
and Christian Education in the area of the Association; and at the same time co- 
operating with other associations, the Baptist State Convention, and the Southern 
Baptist Convention in all work of Southern Baptist. 

ARTICLE Ill-Membership 
The Association shall consist of Messengers who are members of affiliated churches 
as follows: 

(1) Each church of the Association shall be entitled to five (5) messengers and 
every church having one hundred members shall be entitled to six (6) messengers, 
and one additional messenger for every fifty (50) thereafter provided that number 
does not exceed ten (10). 

(2) Pastors of affiliated churches. 

(3) Duly elected officers of the Association. 

(4) All ordained ministers who are members of the affiliated churches. 

ARTICLE IV-Affiliated Churches 
Section 1. Baptist Churches shall be received into fellowship only after having 



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been under the watchcare of the Association for one year. Application for member- 
ship shall be submitted to the Moderator, who shall entertain the proper motion and 
: by majority vote receive such church under watchcare. 

Section 2. Any church under the watchcare shall bring an authenticated letter 
(Regular Letter Form) to the next Annual Association. 

i Section 3. Baptist churches who are affiliated with and in fellowship with other 
I Baptist Associations may become affiliated with this Association without coming 
under the watchcare by a majority vote. 

Section 4. The Association shall be clothed with authority only to advise the 
churches touching all things pertaining to their interests but in no case presume to 
direct or control them in reference to their own government or policy. 
I Section 5. When any church shall fail to be represented by letter or messenger 
for two (2) consecutive years, the Moderator shall appoint a committee to confer 
with the church, and if a satisfactory reason is not given, and there is no evidence 
; that said church wishes to keep alive their affiliation with the Association, the 
j committee shall bring its findings to the Association, the Association by a majority 
I of its messengers casting ballots may withdraw fellowship. The Association recognizes 
the right of any affiliated church to withdraw its fellowship from the Association. 

ARTICLE V-Officers 

jj Section 1. The officers of the Association shall be Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
jjClerk, Treasurer, Associational Sunday School Superintendent, Training Union 
I Director, Music Director, W.M.U. President, Brotherhood President, Chairman of 
I Evangelism, Associational Missionary and V.B.S. Superintendent. 

Section 2. The Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer shall be nomi- 
jnated and elected from the floor by a majority vote at each Annual Meeting. The 
j Moderator and Vice-Moderator shall not serve in the same capacity for more than 
two successive years. 

Section 3. Other stated Associational Officers, Committees, Representatives, and 
those giving reports shall be selected by the Executive Committee. 

I ARTICLE VI— Officers, Representatives and Reports 

Section 1. The Executive Committee shall nominate the following Officers, 
Representatives, and those giving reports. 

(1) Officers: Associational Sunday School Superintendent 

Associational VBS Director 
Associational Training Union Director 
Associational Music Director 
Chairman of Evangelism 
Chairman of Stewardship 

Associational W.M.U. President to be elected by the Associational 
W.M.U. and the name given to the Executive Committee. 
(Any other so designated by the Association) 

(2) Representatives: 

North Carolina Baptist Hospital 

North Carolina Children's Homes 

North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging 

Denominational Colleges (Christian Education) 

Denominational Literature (Religious Literature) 



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Annuity Board 
Baptist Foundation 

(Any other so designated by tine Association) 

(3) Reports: 

Home Missions 
State Missions 
Foreign Missions 
Stewardship 
Cooperative Program 
Obituaries 

Temperance and Morals 

VBS Report 

WMU Report 

Sunday School Report 

American Bible Society Report 

(Any other so designated by the Association) 

ARTICLE Vll-Committees 

Section 1. The Executive Committee shall consist of the pastor of each church, 
one lay member from each affiliated church, Associational Clerk and Missionary. 

Section 2. The Moderator shall be chairman of the committee. He shall call a 
meeting of the Executive Committee as soon after the Annual Meeting as possible 
to select the other committees of the Association. 

Section 3. The Executive Committee shall select the following Committees: 
including the Associational Treasurer. It shall be the duty of this committee to work 
with the Treasurer in guiding the churches to give systematically to Associational 
work, inform the churches when there is not enough money to meet our obligations, 
to encourage a special day offering for Associational Missions, and to see that the 
Associational Clerk is duly compensated. 

(2) Time, Place and Preacher, This Committee shall be composed of three (3) 
members. It shall be the duty of this committee to make recommendations as to 
where the Association shall meet and designate who is to preach the annual sermons. 

(3) Program Committee. This committee shall be composed of three (3) mem- 
bers, two of whom shall be the Associational Clerk and Missionary. 

(4) Resolutions Committee, This committee shall be composed of two (2) mem- 
bers. It shall be their duty to present to the Association such resolutions as Thanks, 
Gratitude and other such resolutions they shall deem in order. 

Section 4. The Executive Committee shall act for the Association between the 
annual meetings in conformity with the expressed decisions of the Association. 

Section 5. Any other committee deemed necessary by the Association shall 
be selected by the Executive Committee, 

Section 6. The Executive Committee shall meet at least three (3) times between 
Annual Sessions. Those present shall constitute a quorum after all members have 
been notified. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to give such notice. 

ARTICLE Vlll-Parlimentary Law 

Section 1. The business of the Association shall be conducted according to 
Kerfoot's "Parliamentary Law" where not otherwise specified by this Constitution 
or its By-Laws, 



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ARTICLE IX-Doctrinal Statement 

The New Testament is the sole authority for the faith and practice of this Associa- 
tion. We believe the Bible is God's Word. 

It shall be understood that ministry of membership in this Association means 
embracing and supporting, along with other Christian tenets equally or comparably 
vital the following doctrinal emphasis: The Divine inspiration, supremacy, and 
authority of the Scriptures. The Scripture shall be the Supreme by which all human 
conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried. 

The Deity, virgin birth, sinless life, substitutional death, bodily, resurrection, 
ascension, and the premillennial coming of Christ; likewise the sovereignty of God, 
the total depravity of man, the absolute necessity of regeneration; Scriptural believers 
baptism by immersion, as prerequisite to church membership; the Lord's Supper 
administered by the local church; the local church as an autonomous body; separated 
from the world in Christian deportment; the doctrine of the Trinity as Scripturally 
maintained; the rapture of the church as the Christian hope; the resurrection of 
the body of Christians concurrent with the rapture; the earthwide reign of Christ; 
the ultimate judgment of the impenitent, a heaven of eternal duration for the saved 
and the eternal punishment in hell for the unsaved. 

ARTICLE X-Amendments 

The constitution may be amended at any Annual session by a vote of two thirds 
of messengers voting provided that the proposed amendment has been presented 
in writing to the Executive Committee two months prior to the Annual Meeting. 

BY-LAWS 

Article I— Meetings 

The Association shall meet on Tuesday and Wednesday following the second 
Sunday in August. 

' Article II— Duties of Officers 

1. Moderator and Vice Moderator shall preside at all meetings of the Association. 
They shall be members of the Executive Committee and ex officio members of all 
standing committees. They shall make appointments as provided for in the constitu- 
tion. 

2. The Clerk shall keep an accurate record of proceedings of the Association and 
shall prepare and cause to be published and distributed minutes of the Association. 
He shall mail the necessary forms and letters to the Clerks of Churches affiliated with 
the Association. 

3. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the receipts, and distribution 
of all monies. He will keep a record of both and make an annual report to the 
Association. 

4. The Sunday School Superintendent shall direct and promote the Sunday 
School Program. 

5. The Training Union Director shall direct and promote the Training Union 
Program. 

6. The Brotherhood President shall direct and promote the Brotherhood Program. 



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7. W. M. U. President shall direct and promote the W. M. U. Progrann. 

8. The Vacation Bible School Superintendent shall direct and promote the 
V. B. S. work, encouraging each church to have a V. B. S. 

9. The Music Director shall direct and promote the music ministry of the Associa- 
tion. He shall be present to direct the music at each annual meeting and other 
Associational functions. He shall have pov^er to choose the Association Pianist. The 
name of the pianist shall be given to the Clerk as soon as possible after choosing. 

10. The Chairman of Evangelism shall direct and promote the program of Evange- 
lism in the Association. 

11. The Associational Missionary shall work with the pastors and the department 
heads of the Association. He shall work to the end that all affiliated churches be- 
come involved in all Associational endeavor, but shall at no time go beyond the 
pastors and officers of the church to hold meetings of any nature in the churches. 

12. The Sunday School Superintendent, Training Union Director, Brotherhood 
President, W. M. U. President, V. B. S. Superintendent, Chairman of Evangelism 
and Associational Missionary shall each give a report at the Annual Meeting of the 
Association, 

Article III — Rules of Decorum 

1. The Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

2. Only one person shall speak at a time. The person speaking shall not be 
interrupted by any one except the Moderator. 

3. No person shall speak more than three (3) times on any one subject without 
the expressed consent of the Association. 

4. Every person wishing to speak shall rise and respectfully address the Moderator. 

5. Any messenger failing to make an assigned report except for a valid reason 
shall not be assigned to the program for the next Annual Session. 

6. All other Decorum not listed here shall be found as provided for the Constitu- 
tion, Article VIII, Section 1 . 

Article IV— Amendments 

These By-Laws may be amended at any session of the Association by a two 
thirds vote of messengers voting provided the amendment has been read at least one 
hour prior to the vote. . - 

" PROCEEDINGS 

On August 10, 1982, The Stony Fork Missionary Baptist Association was called 
to order by Max West, Moderator. He welcomed all to Watauga Baptist Church 
which was the host church for the 121st annual session of the association for the 
first day. 

The congregation sang "Victory In Jesus." We appreciate our song leader Cecil 
Gragg and our pianist Kelly Coffey. Rev. Clyde Cornett had devotional reading 
from Chapter 3 Ephesians Verses 20 and 21 and Chapter 4 Ephesians Verses 1-3. 
He welcomed all to Watauga Baptist Church. Hope that we all might have a good 
day of fellowship. "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above 
all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Unto him be 
glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world with out end. Amen." 
I Therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the voca- 



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tion wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, 
forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the 
bond of peace," 

Our greatest desire should be to conform to these truths. The Lord is able to do 
great and wonderful things for us. Nothing is impossible with God. God's will is 
accomplished as we are led by God's spirit. We are to love one another and let our 
light shine, submit ourselves unto the will of God. Let the spirit of God lead us. 
Follow the Holy Spirit. 

The Program was adopted. 

Nine of the churches were represented the first day. 

The new pastors in our association: Rev. Clyde Paige at Boone Fork Church; 
J.R. Robbins at Mount Ephriam Baptist Church. We had some visitors with us from 
some of our churches that had not been to an annual associational meeting. 

All of the following reports were moved for adoption and approved after being 
read. 

EVANGELISM REPORT 

In the Stony Fork Association this past year there were several churches that 
participated in the "Here's Hope, simultaneous revivals held in the spring, resulting 
in a number of souls being added to our churches. 

There was also a Lay Evangelism School held with the Three Forks Association 
in which three of our churches attended. Witnessing is a spiritual ministry and can 
only be done effectively by spiritual people. Jesus said, "Follow me and I will make 
you fishers of men. Jesus said, "Look on the fields for they are already white unto 
harvest." In Romans 12:1 We read, "Therefore by the mercies of God, that ye 
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your 
reasonable service." In the coming year let us commit our lives to the controlling 
power of the "Holy Spirit," and reach out to lost people that live in our community. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles Craig 



COOPERATIVE PROGRAM REPORT 

The Southern Baptist Convention was organized at Augusta, Georgia, in 1845. At 
that time we had very few institutions of any kind. But in the years of Southern 
Baptist Convention history, we have made gains that make us one of the largest 
missionary denominations in the world. 

Since 1925 Southern Baptists have supported Mission causes through apian that 
enables each object to receive its proportionate part in the quickest and most orderly 
way. This mission plan is called the Cooperative Program. 

7, What is the Cooperative Program? 

Historically the Cooperative Program is an agreement between the Southern 

Baptist Convention and each of the states of the Convention. 

It is a pian for doing mission work. It combines the mission resources of 

Southern Baptists into an economical organization for carrying out the commission 

Jesus gave us to go into all the world. It is a symbol of our denomination unity. 

it is a heart-warming assurance to hundreds of thousands in the preaching of 

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2. What Does the Cooperative Program Do for the Denomination? 

The Cooperative Program is Southern Baptist decency and order in money 
matters. (I Cor. 14:40) 

(a) The Cooperative Program helps us to see all the causes as a whole. 

(b) The Cooperative Program provides an economical collecting and distri- 
buting method. Baptists are good businessmen. They have learned that by keeping 
their funds together they can keep administrative costs down. 

(c) The Cooperative Program tends to control overspending and indebtedness. 

(d) The Cooperative Program enables the churches to present a common 
front to the world. Paul's appeal that "all things be done decently and in order" 
certainly applies in the matter of Baptist churches working together. The over 
thirty-four thousand Southern Baptist churches are stronger when they pool their 
efforts behind one drive than they could ever be with each working in its own 
way. 

(e) The Cooperative Program helps the churches and the causes to keep step. 
Southern Baptist progress since 1925 is a thrilling story. While other denomina- 
tions have lost ground we have experienced significant gains in almost every area 
of life. The churches and the institutions have grown together for the very obvious 
reason that they have shared with each other through the Cooperative Program. 

3. What Does the Cooperative Program Do for Me and My Church? 

The individual Christian and church is responsible for his share of the Great 
Commission. I am told, "Go ye into all the world" (Mark 16:15). The Coopera- 
tive Program will gelp me to go through my gifts. 

(a) It helps me to fulfill my responsibility as a missionary, and proves our 
unity. 

(b) It helps me and my church to contribute to God's plan of the ages. 

(c) It helps me and my church to demonstrate on a world basis the Christian 
principle of sharing. Christ's command was to go "into all the world." 

4. What Can My Church and I Do for the Cooperative Program? 

(a) We can always think of the Cooperative Program as the arm of God 
reaching out to a needy world. 

(b) We can see that our church increases the percentage of its budget going 
through the Cooperative Program. One of the mysteries of giving is that it strength- 
ens the giver. 

(c) We can remember that whatever our gift, God will add much more to it. 
Last year through Cooperative Program gifts there were more than 70,000 people 

who made professions of faith and were baptized, almost 6,000 Missionaries supported, 
about 1 00,000 young people aided in 800 schools, over 1 ,000,000 sick people helped 
in 103 Baptist Hospitals and clinics, plus over 10,000 homeless children and aged 
people given the needs for life in more than 20 Children's Homes and Homes for 
the Aging around the world. 

5. How Do Southern Baptists Wor/? Together in the Cooperative Program? 

As a Christian steward, you bring tithes and offerings to the church where you are 
a member. This is a part of your weekly worship. "God loveth a cheerful giver." 

According to the vote of your church, your gift is divided. Part is used in the 
local church, part in the Associatlonal Program, and another part is placed in the 
channels of the Cooperative Program. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Burl Jones 



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II. 1982-83 Cooperative Program Operating Budget: 





1982-83 


1981-82 




$ 1,422,000 


$ 1,173,000 


Foreign Mission Board 


47,839,300 


40,866,000 




19,000,000 


16,263,000 




478,000 


378,000 


Golden Gate Seminary 


1,917,049 


1,568,920 




1 ,775,896 


1 ,603,658 




3,437,840 


o r\f\'\ f 

3,001 ,066 


Southeastern Seminary 


3,201,053 


2,808,956 


Southern Seminary 


4,497,014 


4,1 15,1 77 


Southwestern Seminary 


5,691,748 


5,021 ,1 23 




20,520,600 


18,118,900 






1 Q7 snn 




Z U J ,T- J u 


1 77 700 


Brotherhood Commission 


758,100 


702,000 




562,800 


494,200 




378,400 


342,500 


Historical Commission 


328,000 


280,900 




4,229,000 


3,677,400 




344,500 


315,800 




357,400 


337,800 






75,000 


Total 


$96,635,000 


$83,400,000 



HOME MISSIONS 

The mission of each individual christian is to reach out and share the love of 
jesus Christ with others. When we organize to share we are involved in missions. 
The key to missions is going beyond whatever the barrier to touch the hearts and 
lives of people with love. 

The Southern Baptist Home Missions program is a way for each individual and 
church in this association to direct giving toward the goal of telling each person in 
the U.S. about jesus Christ. Through this program we can reach with our money 
places our feet can not go. 

The Home Missions force is growing. In the winter 1981 publication of the 
Home Missions Notebook, the Home Mission Board reported an appointment of 
149 persons to mission service. The Home Mission Board also commissioned 26 
young people as US-2 volunteers and also commissioned were 75 missionaries and 29 
chaplains. 

The 26 US-2 volunteers will perform ministries in 19 different states plus Puerto 
Rico. The 75 missionaries included 28 to serve in church extension, 14 in christian 
social ministries, 16 in rural-urban missions, 4 in evangelism and 3 in black church 
relations. 

"Since 1979, Southern Baptists have started new churches and missions in 55 
counties where they had no work before." But approximately 10.3 million people 
or 5 percent of the U.S. population are still without a Southern Baptist Church in 
their area." 



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Through the Home Missions Program, supported through our giving to the Cooper- 
ative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, we can reach with our 
support places and people we may never meet. We may also give our lives to service 
when called as missionaries, US-2 volunteers, and so-journers in the Home Mission 
field. 

We can say we want to reach every person with the gospel, but it is a hard task 
to accomplish, requiring prayer, service, sacrifice, and dedication. William Tanner, 
president of the Home Mission Board said "You'll never see the world if you keep 
your eyes on your own pair of shoes. You have to get outside yourself to see the 
needs of others." 

Respectfully submitted, 
jillTriplett 

STATE MISSIONS 

The week of prayer for North Carolina Missions is October 3-10, 1982. The 
theme is "Hope is something you give when someone needs your love." North 
Carolina Baptist have committed themselves to bringing hope to the hopeless through 
North Carolina Missions, During the week of prayer you are asked to pray for all 
causes represented. The colleges and universities Baptist Hospital, Baptist Homes, 
Baptist Children's Homes, The North Carolina Baptist men. The Woman's Missionary 
Union (Heck-Jones) and State Mission Ministries. The offering goal is 2,7500,000. 



It will be divided among these programs as follows: 

27% to State Missions Ministries $742,500 

3% to North Carolina Baptist Men 82,500 

30% to Children's Homes 825,000 

1 5% to Baptist Hospital 41 2,500 

1 5% to Baptist Homes 41 2,500 

5% to Christian Education 137,500 

5% to Heck jones-WMU of North Carolina 137,500 



100% $2,750,000 



With its 100 counties Baptists work in North Carolina is divided into 80 associ- 
ations, with most associations comprised of one county, but with others ranging up 
to 10 counties. Three times a year our Baptist Churches in North Carolina are en- 
couraged to promote and receive a special offering. The Lottie Moon Christmas 
offering is for Foreign Missions, and the Annie Armstrong Easter offering is for 
Home Missions and the North Carolina Mission offering is for special causes and 
projects in the work of N.C. Baptists. 100% of these special offerings goes to the 
causes for which they are designated or budgeted. The North Carolina mission 
offering gives each Baptist in our state a chance to respond with a positive witness 
for Jesus Christ, 

Will you participate in this effort to share the gospel in our state. Only you can 
answer as God calls. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charlotte Hoilman 

Jack White spoke following the State Mission Report, He said he appreciated the 
work of State Missions, Asked that each one of us support the offering. Ask God 
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whereas before we took up an offering for each individual institution, such as Baptist 
Hospital, Children's Homes, Home for Aging and etc., at different times throughout 
' the year. We think this once a year offering is a better way to do this. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS 

"And jesus came and spake unto them saying. Ail power is given unto me in 
heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to 
I observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, 
i even unto the end of the world." Amen Matthew 28: 1 8-20. 

Bold mission thrust is a twenty-one year effort by Southern Baptist to share the 
gospel with every person in the world by the year 2000. The vision was first presented 
to the Southern Baptist Convention at its annual meeting in Norfolk, Virginia, June 
15-17, 1976. This special committee had been established two years earlier to 
develop a challenge to Southern Baptist to help meet world needs in the final quarter 
1 of this century. Many victories were won during the first phase. Significant gains 
I have been recorded regarding baptisms, church growth, missionaries appointed, 
volunteer mission service and cooperative program giving, 2,554 newly appointed 
missionary personnel and 300,000 short term mission volunteers, including mission 
service corps volunteers. 30,000 churches increase percentage of budget giving 
! through the Cooperative Program, The goal is ten percent, per year in special mission 
I offering's. The Lottie Moon Christmas offering goal for 1981 was $145,000,000. 
i The total received was $44,700,340. Although the offering for 1981 was slightly 
below the national goal the percent of increase exceeded the ten percent Bold Mission 
j Thrust Goal. If Bold Mission Thrust is to become a reality it will require the total 
I commitment and mobilization of individual Baptist Churches, Association, State 
I Conventions and Southern Baptist Convention Agencies. We believe the vision is 
i from God, it is a bold vision, we Southern Baptist must be equally bold in our 

commitment to the task. 
I Respectfully submitted. 

Rev. Lloyd Hoilman 

jim Lambert spoke following the Foreign Missions Report. We must trust one 
another. If the whole world is to hear the gospel by the year 2000 we must get busy 
and do what we have to do. Jesus is Lord, the gospel must be preached to the world, 
1 We can work together to accomplish these things. By working together we can 
accomplish great things for our Lord and Saviour jesus Christ. Pray for God's 
guidance in the things that we undertake to do, 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 
Report to the Associations 
1982 

Believing that North Carolina Baptists have a right and a responsibility to know as 
much as possible about their institutions, we submit the following information on 
Baptist Hospital in the hope that it will be of some interest and help. 

With 673 beds in use, the hospital admitted 23,350 patients during the past year 
and provided a total of 210,000 days of patient care. There were 65,381 additional 
visits to the hospital's outpatient clinics and the emergency room. These patients 



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come from across North Carolina, from other states, and even from other countries 
to receive the specialized hospital care v/hich our institution offers. 

Many of these patients received traditional types of hospital and medical care, but 
others benefited from new procedures: (1) a new method of delivering anti-cancer 
drugs by means of an "infusion pump," which is implanted in the patient somewhat 
like a pacemaker for heart patients. For many patients this has proven to be a more 
effective and more convenient form of chemotherapy. (2) A new type of x-ray called 
"digital radiography," used principally for examination of blood vessels, which 
virtually eliminates expensive and cumberson x-ray film. This method uses less 
radiation and requires less dye than standard angiography. It also requires less time 
and can sometimes be done on an outpatient basis. It is expected that this method 
can eventually be used in many areas of the body where x-rays are required. (3) A 
new type of dialysis for patients with kidney disease called "continuous ambulatory 
peritoneal dialysis," which involves leaving a special fluid within the peritoneal cavity 
for several hours while impurities (normally removed by the kidney) are taken from 
the blood. This type of dialysis not only frees the patient from dependence on a 
machine but it is also less expensive than the more conventional forms of dialysis. 

The Pastoral Care Department continues to provide a pastoral ministry to both 
inpatients and outpatients and to their families. During the past year, chaplains made 
a total of 48,209 visits with patients. They provided 923 "on-call ministries" and led 
262 worship services in Davis Chapel. The Pastoral Counseling Division provided 
8,684 hours of counseling for 855 persons. A total of 63 students were enrolled in 
various levels of clinical-pastoral education. The Winston-Salem center and also the 
satellites in Fayetteville, Raleigh, Morganton, and Charlotte all continued to ex- 
perience growth both in the types of services provided as well as in the number of 
people served. 

During the year, our hospital again received a two-year approval by the Joint 
Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. 

Despite many economic pressures, our hospital continues to operate in the black. 
It has recently adopted a budget for the new fiscal year which for the first time 
exceeds $100,000,000. 

Gifts from churches during the past year through the Cooperative Program 
amounted to $479,997 and through the North Carolina Missions Offering and de- 
signated gifts totalled $345,765. We are indeed grateful to the churches and their 
members for this continuing fine financial support. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mamie Craig 

We were glad to have with us Calvin Knight from the Baptist Hospital. Our 
Baptist Hospital is different from other hospitals, it is involved in caring for rare and 
complicated medical problems. We have specialists in every area and also the equip- 
ment that some hospitals don't have. They try to take up where the county hospitals 
leave off. The Pastoral Care at Baptist Hospital is undergirded by the Cooperative 
Program. There is a chaplain on duty at all times. We try to meet the spiritual as 
well as the physical needs of our patients. 



Henry Stokes was with us from Wake Forest University. They need our support 
and friendship. We need to encourage our voung people to consider one of the seven 
colleges that we have. There are over 15,000 students enrolled in the seven colleges. 
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Rev. Jack White brought the annual message— Be About our Father's Business 
God saved us so that we might serve him. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, which 
are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and 
turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, 
and will heal their land." We need to pray it is a power line to God. Read your Bible 
and live and practice what the word says. We can be about our Father's business by 
witnessing to others. Jesus said if ye love me keep my commandments. We must 
meet the physical needs and also the spiritual needs of people. Be just like Jesus— Let 
this mind be in you like Jesus. Now is the time— today to be about our Father's 
business. How many people were won to Christ in your church since our last associa- 
tion? As you go, tell others about Jesus its your job. As a church if we are not 
winning people to Christ what are we doing? We must be about our Father's business. 

Challenge— make a honest effort to tell one person about Jesus and try to win him 
to Christ this year. 

Prayer by Rev. Paul Brunner. 
Dismissed for lunch. 

Following a wonderful lunch we assembled for the afternoon session. The con- 
gregation sang "Stand Up For Jesus." 

Rev. J. R. Robbins had devotional reading from John 14:23 "If a man love me, 
he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, 
and make our abode with him." We must strive for unity in the church. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

CALLING THE ROLL 

North Carolina Baptists have founded and continue to support seven colleges and 
universities. (This number is second only to Texas, which sponsors eight Baptist 
schools.) What are the names of the North Carolina Baptist colleges, and where are 
they located? Perhaps calling the roll will prove helpful. Imagining a map of the 
state and reading from left to right, the Baptist colleges are: Mars Hill, in the moun- 
tains 18 miles north of Asheville, in the town of Mars Hill; Gardner-Webb, in the 
town of Boiling Springs, nine miles from Shelby and not far from the South Carolina 
border; Wingate, 30 miles east of Charlotte, in the town of Wingate, also near the 
South Carolina line; Wake Forest, in the centrally located city of Winston-Salem; 
Meredith, in the capitol city of Raleigh; C(7/?7p^e//, 30 miles south of Raleigh, in the 
town of Buies Creek, and Chowan, in the Northeast town of Murfreesboro, and not 
far from the Virginia state line. 

LOOKING INSIDE 

During the 1981-82 school year, there were 15,798 students and 1,768 faculty 
and staff comprising the human side of the seven schools. Foreign students numbered 
224 from 57 countries and territories from Australia to Zimbabwe. North Carolina 
Baptist college students are preparing for a variety of vocations, for example: church- 
related vocations, 665; teaching, 1,314; medicine (including nursing), 1,329; law, 
961; social work, 384. Approximately 9,700 of the students received financial aid. 
The seven colleges have practiced the ministry of Christian education for a cumula- 
tive total of 757 years. These colleges are proud of their Baptist heritage and are 
wanting to be effective missions partners with the churches. 

SERVING THE CHURCH 
, The business of Baptist colleges is the education of young people. This is the 
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have asked that the churches-pastors and lay people alike-help them by pointing 
young people from the churches toward Baptist colleges. Often there are Baptist 
youth who would prefer a Baptist college, but who fail to apply out of the belief 
that they cannot afford the cost. It is often the case that a person can attend a 
Baptist school as inexpensively— sometimes more inexpensively, depending upon the 
aid available-as he or she can attend a state institution. 

GRATITUDE 

For students, for generous support through the Cooperative Program and for a 
meaningful place in the great mission to the world, your Baptist colleges are grateful. 

Council of Christian Higher Education 
P. O. Box 26508 
Raleigh, N. C. 2761 1 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mark Mills 

REPORT OF THE BIBLICAL RECORDER 
TO THE ASSOCIATIONS 1982 

Workers change but the work goes on. This is the simple message from the 
Biblical Recorder this year. 

Marse Grant, editor for nearly 23 years, retired September 13, his 62nd birthday. 
Succeeding him will be R. G. (Gene) Puckett who has served as editor of two other 
Baptist state papers and associate editor of a third one. 

He came to the Recorder from the position of executive director of Americans 
United for the Separation of Church and State where he was also publisher of the 
magazine. Church and State. 

Editorials and letters have praised his ability. In addition to his 20 years of 
editorial work on Baptist papers, he has been pastor of churches in Kentucky, Ohio 
and Florida. He was interim pastor of the largest Southern Baptist Church in Maryland, 
the Middle River Church near Baltimore, He will carry on the tradition of our Baptist 
state paper as it looks forward to its 1 50th anniversary next January 1 7. 

It has not been an easy year for the Biblical Recorder, primarily because mailing 
costs increased 1 60 per cent, from $2,500 a week to $6,500 a week. Another increase 
may come this fall. The Recorder has been through hard times before and will make 
it this time, thanks to the continuing support of North Carolina Baptists, 

Please remember the new Recorder editor and his family. As his schedule permits, 
he will be speaking in churches and in associational meetings, but his schedule would 
not permit him attending the Stony Fork Association meeting. He wants to know 
more about our state and these appearances will help him. Remember him in your 
prayers as he undertakes this difficult and demanding job. 

j. Marse Grant, Editor 
Biblical Recorder 

(To become editor-emeritus September 13, 1982) 

Boone Fork and Sandy Flat Baptist Church have the Recorder in the Church 
budget. 

Submitted by, 
Shelby Miller 



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TRAINING UNION 

Training Union is a vital part of a growing church. By reading the scriptures we 
learn that jesus trained his disciples. These disciples saw the need of being trained. 
Paul trained in Tarsus for service. Some christians have believed emotionalism is the 
only requirement of preachers and teachers. Human emotions are important, but the 
training of the mind is also vital. Christians need to be trained for service. There are 
many avenues of training, Training Union is one of the best ways to train christians 
for service. Training will never replace zeal, but zeal without training is fanaticism. 

Is there a valid reason in any church for not having a Training Union? 

Respectfully submitted, 
Cecil Wood 

STEWARDSHIP REPORT 

I don't pretend to give a Stewardship Report that involves a lot of numbers, 
percentages and comparisons of previous years. Instead I have a story to tell. 

In May of this year North Carolina Baptist gave more to the Cooperative Program 
than in any month in history. Being aware of the unfavorable economic conditions 
in the state I was curious about this. I asked O. D. Martin, Director of the Steward- 
ship Division how he accounted for the increase at a time when it seemed that giving 
would be down rather than up. He explained it like this. When economic conditions 
are poor people start to spend less on their self sufficency and turn to the church for 
a stabilizing influence on their lives. As people draw closer to the lord and become 
more spirit filled their giving increases. 

I truly feel that this holds a message for every christian and every church. It is 
my sincere belief that as we grow spiritually we become more aware of the needs 
around us and of our responsibility to fill these needs. As we draw nearer to the 
Lord we become better and more willing stewards of our time and possessions. I 
call on each of us and the churches we represent to ask the Lord to show us the 
needs and to give us generous spirits to help fill these needs. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Roy Gryder 

ANNUITY BOARD REPORT 

This is a Southern Baptist retirement program for church personnel. It is designed 
to help pay personnel of the Southern Baptist Churches in the event of disability, 
death or retirement. The retirement section is provided by the church. The protec- 
tive section is provided for eligible ministerial personnel by the state convention, 
after the church has enrolled the minister in the retirement program. Any person 
serving in a paid position of a Southern Baptist Church cooperating with a state 
convention is eligible. A benefit becomes payable at retirement, disability or death. 
It is recommended that the church pay at least 10% of your compensation, just 
before retiring you may choose a retirement plan. The joint life annuity pays you a 
lifetime income and your spouse if she lives longer than you. The single life annuity 
only pays you as long as you live. This option provides a larger monthly income. 
Disability and survivor benefits become payable after a minister has been a member 
of the program for two years, except in case of accident which requires one month 
of participation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rosetta Hollifield 



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BAPTIST FOUNDATION 

This is the beginning of a new day. 

God has given me this day to use as 1 will. 

I can waste it or grow in its light and be of service to others. 

But what I do with this day is important because I have exchanged a day of my life 
for it. 

When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. 
I hope I will not regret the price I paid for it. 

We had Wade Brown with us to give a report on the work of the Baptist Founda- 
tion. The North Carolina Baptist Foundation was chartered in 1920, and was charged 
with the responsibility of promoting the making of gifts, receiving and managing the 
gifts and distributing the income earned from the investment of those gifts to the 
objects and causes specified by their donors. The charter further provided that those 
designated causes should be any and all objects and causes of the "Missionary Baptist 
denomination." Today, the purpose remains the same. The objective and future 
plans of the Foundation are summarized in a brief phrase— promoting mission support 
through estate stewardship. Through conferences and seminars, through counselling 
with individuals and speaking to church groups, the Foundation will continue to 
support North Carolina Baptist in their efforts to become better managers and stewards 
of their material possessions. Through its role as trustee agency, the Foundation will 
serve North Carolina Baptists by enabling them to enjoy Christian stewardship in its 
fullest sense— even after death. 

Clyde Cornett said he had enjoyed the day of fellowship that we had. We have 
had a challenge today it will take all of us working together. 
Motion to adjourn: 
Burl Jones, prayer 

This ended the first day of the Annual Associational Meeting. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING 

The Moderator called the second day of the annual session of the Stony Fork 
Association together at Bailey Camp Baptist church, on August 11, 1982. The 
congregation sang "Amazing Grace." 

Devotional was by Clyde Paige reading from Galatians 6:7. "Be not deceived; 
God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." 

Roll call seven churches represented. 

WMU REPORT 

Stony Fork Associational WMU has only four churches with active WMU's and 
two of these are fully active on the associational level, attending the meetings and 
workshops regularly. The four active WMU's are Boone Fork with eight members. 
Laurel Fork with eleven members, Sandy Flat with six members and Rock Spring 
with twelve members. 

Our Annual Associational meeting was held at Boone Fork on May 14. Nancy 
Curtis, State WMU Director was our gu':;st speaker. She challenged us with the 
question "how long sit ye between two gates?" Everyone enjoyed hearing Mrs. 
Curtis and we are proud to have her representing the WMU. 



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The WMU Council attended the state workshops for WMU associational leaders 
on August 28 in Asheville. These workshops are very informative with many helpful 
suggestions for WMU leaders. 

Boone Fork has started the acteens, GA's and Mission Friends and has also 
begun an RA program this past year. All these programs are meeting weekly and 
have generated many activities and interests for the young people. 

I encourage the churches that do not have these programs to begin to promote 
the WMU, Acteens, GA's, Mission Friends, and RA's, although the RA's are not 
part of the WMU we would be happy to assist with this, and begin plans to include 
them in the coming year's activities in your church. 

The WMU is a vital part of a church and can offer so much support and assistance 
in the training of our young people and in the over all growth of the church. Why 
not make a commitment today to begin one or all of these programs in your church, 
everyone will profit from it. 



This year your associational VBS team attended the state clinic at Taylorsville 
in March. The associational clinic was held at Laurel Fork May 3, 1982. Leaders 
participating in this clinic were Barbara West, Mary Hampton, Eunice Luttrell, Linda 
Mills, Shelby Miller, jack White, and myself. We had six churches represented with 
a total attendance of 36. 

I'm happy to report that churches have reported VBS this year who have not had 
them previously. Let's make it our goal to have 100% of our churches in Stony 
Fork Association conducting VBS in 1983. I know God will bless our sincere efforts. 
Remember that your associational VBS team is here to help in any way they can. 



Linda Mills 
WMU Director 



VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 



Respectful! submitted, 
Edith Gryder 



FINANCE REPORT 



August 21 , 1981 Association had in Bank 
We sent back to Convention 
Total in treasury 



$3,660.53 
1,050.00 
2,610.53 



The intake from the 
Bailey Camp: 



churches from August 1981 until August 1982 
Expenses for Association 
Associational Minutes (last year's) 
Associational Minutes (this year) 
Total 

Associational Missionary 
Associational Expenses 
Associational Minutes 
Associational Clerk & Treasurer 
Total 

Associational Minutes (last year) 
Associational Minutes 



225.74 
20.00 
25.00 
270.74 
550.00 
120.00 
30.00 
25.00 
725.00 
20.00 
30.00 



Boone Fork: 



Doe Ridge: 
Laurel Fork: 



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L-Ciy LU W 1 1 • 


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rAboUCIaLI^ 1 Idl IVIIMULCd 


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200.00 




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Total 


215.00 




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5.00 


Rock Spring: 


Associational Missionary 


50.00 




Associational Minutes 


35.00 




Total 


85.00 


Sandy Flat: 


Associational Expenses 


340.65 


Watauga: 


Associational Minutes 


20.00 



Received from Baptist State Convention for Associational Missionary 1 ,800.00 

Total intake from churches and convention was 3,641.39 
Association paid out from August 1981 until August 1982 

Minutes 599.04 

Postage ^ 27,39 " 

VBS Materials 82.50 

Love offering for Mary Greene 450.00 

Clerk and Treasurer Salary (1 00.00 each) 200.00 

Boone Fork gave 20.00 

TOTAL 1,378.93 

Total in Bank 4,872.99 

Amount for Associational Missionary 2,650.00 

Associational Expense 2,222.99 



Roy Gryder, General Board Member talked concerning the General Board 
and some of the things they have confronting them. They have three meetings each 
year. If you u'ould like more information concerning the General Board you may 
call Roy Gryder at 295-3410. - 

1982 REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS 
ON NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES, INC. 

The past year in our North Carolina Baptist Homes has been a good one. We 
have had 45 persons admitted to the ministry of our Homes and Apartments, This 
represents 98,065 days of special care for an average daily population of 269 persons. 
The Lord's blessings continue to be poured out upon us. 

Great things are in store for our Homes as v^'e look to the Lord, to North . 
Carolina Baptists, and to the future! The Trustees made a decision of far-reaching 
significance at their May meeting in approving a Capital Funds Campaign, The 
existing needs at the Hayes Home and the Nursing Unit in Winston-Salem present a 
primary challenge of this campaign. With success, we w\\\ be v^^ell on our way to 
adding much-needed nursing care beds, and resident rooms. We will also be able to 
provide much-needed upgraded services in relation to our present Nursing Unit, and 
also construct a desperately-needed Administration Building. We covet your prayers 
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Our major concern presently in our Homes' ministry is in regard to our benev- 
olent care, assisting those who need supplementing financially. Gifts through the 
Cooperative Program and the North Carolina Missions Offering go a long way in 
undergirding those who cannot pay the full cost of care. These gifts, totalling 
i $516,804.00, provided 57% of benevolent care. The many residents who will be 
looking to the Baptist Homes' ministry for their care and the 43% short fall in 
mission gifts will place increasing demands on the already over-taxed benevolent 
funds. Also, many persons on the Homes' waiting list who cannot pay the full cost 
of care may have a longer period to wait because of limited benevolent funds. 

We believe, therefore, that if you know the need, you will respond to it by 
the increasing support that you will give through the Cooperative Program and 
through the North Carolina Missions Offering, We will be looking to the Lord and to 
you to help us continue to be the benevolent ministry that we have always been. 

We love you, and we thank you for your love, your gifts, and your prayers. 
As Abraham was about to deliver the fatal blow to his son, Isaac, he asked, "Father, 
j where is the sacrifice?" Whereupon Abraham replied, "God will provide!" And so 
I He did! And so, we believe that you will provide! 

William A, Poole 
Executive Director 

Respectfully submitted. 
Tammy Craig 

jim Saul was with us from the Baptist Homes, it is always a pleasure to have 
him with us. Through the Cooperative Program and through the North Carolina 
|i Mission offering we help support the Baptist Homes, He invited us to attend any one 
I of the homes. 



REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS 
BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES OF 
NORTH CAROLINA, INCORPORATED 
1982 THOMASVILLE FAMILY SERVICES AREA 

All services of the Baptist Children's Homes are available through the Thomas- 
' ville Family Services Center, These services include: Group living on four campuses, 
I foster care, therapeutic camping, maternity care, emergency care, social work service, 
care for children in need of specialized assistance, college and technical education, 
a demonstrational program of preschool child care and development; counseling and 
professional services to families, and assistance to churches and associations in parent 
j education and family living through the Family Resource Center. 

In the Thomasville Area, we are particularly pleased with our Foster Home 
program and its potential. Foster care provides "one on one" care to certain children. 
: This program has grown and we look forward to being able to serve more children as 
i good Christian people respond to this special ministry by becoming foster parents. 
! Cameron Home, which provides therapeutic camping for boys from all across 

i the state, has shown steady growth since its beginning in December of 1980. The 
i program is now operating with three groups of 10 boys each. This is a highly special- 
ized program of "friendship therapy" in a small group setting surrounded with nature's 
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Members of the Mills Home Alumni are in the midst of renovating the oldest 
standing child care building in North Carolina. The Mitchell House was built in 1885 
and will soon house a museum which will help us to know "how it was." 

Mills Home is at the hub of what we are doing in the Thomasville Area under 
the capable leadership of newly appointed Resident Director and Associate, Gene and 
Mary Alice Wilson. 

The quality of life for our children has been enhanced this year by the addi- 
tion of a therapeutic recreation team. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Martin have a fine back- 
ground that will enable them to help our staff statewide to plan and provide recrea- 
tion with purpose. They work out of Thomasville. 

A new 16mm thirty minute film was released in July called "You Needed Me" 
and is available for use in our churches. Contact the Children's Homes to schedule 
this inspiring, instructive film. 

Larry W. Sawyer and members of the Thomasville Area Family Services staff 
are ready to serve those who turn to us for help. 

We are grateful for the continuing support of our fellow Baptists through the 
Cooperative Program, The North Carolina Missions Offering and designated gifts. 
Like everyone else, we are being affected by short-falls in anticipated income. Pro- 
grams have to be adjusted but we are careful to maintain quality care for those whom 
we serve. 

Submitted by, 
Eddie Moody 



SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The Sunday School is the foundation of Bible teaching in our churches. 
Everyone according to his age level is taught the Bible in a way he or she can under- 
stand. We need to prepare ourselves as teachers to present Bible teachings in the 
most effective way possible. When workshops are offered in our association we 
should make an effort to attend. The rewards will be wonderful when we hear our 
master say, well done, my good and faithful servant. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Carroll Woods 

Our Sunday School attendance is down and has been for the past two or three 
years. We must get busy and take our children to church. 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

Millions of people will recall 1981 as the year in which they were first intro- 
duced to God's word, and for many the year in which they accepted Christ as their 
Lord and Saviour. This was possible by the work of the Bible Societies around the 
world. 

There were a total of 444,1 30,089 Bibles, Testaments, Portions and Selections 
in 1981. An increase of .09% over 1980. An increase of 10,441,456 complete 
Bibles over any previous year. 

The A.B.S. goal is the same as it was when it first began 166 years ago. Which 
is the translation, publication and distribution of scriptures in the language of the 
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The A.B.S. will continue to work with the United Bible Societies around the 
I world to provide scriptures to more people than ever before. The United Bible 
I Societies is now directly or indirectly involved in translation projects in over 600 
languages around the world. 

To illustrate the need of Bible translation there is estimated to be over 3,000 
I languages in the world. 1 ,600 of these are in Africa. There are 442 scripture trans- 
i lation projects currently going on. 83% of these are first time translations. 

In 1981 there was a 29.2% increase of scripture distribution in the United 
States which included a total of 98,190,991 Bibles, Testaments, Portions and Selec- 
tions. 

Some of this scripture distribution was achieved by more than 42,000 volun- 
teers. Almost 3,000 of whom operate local scripture courtesy centers where Bible 
Society publications are immediately available at or below the full cost of publication. 
The American Bible Society accomplishment is possible because of gifts 
i received from individuals and churches. The Southern Baptist Convention support 
'< for 1981 was a total of $321,409.97. This represents an increase of 9.5% over 1980. 
The American Bible Society ask that the Southern Baptist Convention not only 
continue, but increase its support of the Bible cause. This seems especially appropriate 
! when considering the close and continuing relationship between the Southern Baptist 
Convention and the American Bible Society in the common purpose of scripture 
translation and distribution. We know that we have the urgent responsibility and 
glorious challenge of making God's work available to all who need and want it. 
This is more than a responsibility for the Bible Societies. It is a responsibility which 
all christians must recognize and to which all must respond generously. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Dale Luttrell 

I B.J. Morris was with us from the Christian Action League, he ask that we pray 

j for Coy Privette and also for the Christian Action League. 26,000 were killed by 
i drunk drivers on our highways last year. North Carolina is known as the SMUT 

i Capitol of all 50 states. The League not only fights alcohol it also works to help 
rid our state of obscenity. 
The following was taken from— Tomorrow— written by Tom M. Freeman, 
! President of the "Christian Action League." 

{ How can America be awakened to the reality and danger of our greatest 

I social problem? How can our political, educational and social leaders become con- 
I cerned enough to take the actions necessary to curb this evil? Government, science 
i and medicine have failed. It is time for us to recognize it as a moral and spiritual 
problem, as well as a social problem, and attack it from this viewpoint. Whatever 
I damages human life and personality is morally wrong and sinful in the sight of God, 

iand those who promote and protect such things will come under the judgment of 
God. 

Cecil Gragg, brought the annual message, "Message to God's Preachers." 

II Timothy Chapter 4 verses 1-8. Preaching has priority over singing and over other 

things. Preaching is a divine call from God. We must preach the word, be instant in 
j season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and doctrine. 

The Bible tells us where we came from, shows us how to live while we are here and 
i tells us where we are going. We are living in perilous times, evil men will wax worse 

and worse. In verse 3 and 4 it tells us why we must preach "For the time will come 
; when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap 



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to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from 
the truth, and shall be turned into fables." 

Preachers must have the call of God before they can preach, God's call is 
eternal, there is no stopping place. Challenge to the man of God— preach the word 
and to the church— stand behind your preacher. 

EXECUTIVE REPORT 

The Executive Committee met September 6, 1981 at 2:30 at Sandy Flat 
Baptist Church. We elected committee members for the next year. The dates for 
the executive meetings was also set at this time. The proposed budget was also 
approved. The Missions Committee was to seek out an Associational Missionary. 

On November 8, 1981 the Executive Committee met at Watauga Baptist 
Church. Motion and 2nd to have Lay Evangelism School, this meeting was held at 
Greenway Baptist Church, for our association and also Three Forks Association. 

On March 14, 1982 we met at Bailey Camp Baptist Church for our Executive 
Meeting. We had discussion on the Lay Evangelism school, and also discussion 
concerning an Associational Missionary. Set the date for the VBS Clinic-May 3 at 
Laurel Fork. 

On July 11, 1982 met at Boone Fork Baptist Church. Set the date for the 
Seminary Extension Course. This will be taught by Jim Lambert at Sandy Flat 
Baptist Church beginning September 23 at 7:00 p.m. this will last nine weeks on 
Thursday nights only. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Max West 

RESOLUTIONS 

We the delegates, messengers, and visitors to the 121st session of the Stony 
Fork Baptist Associational meetings, wish to thank our host churches, Watauga 
Baptist Church and Bailey Camp Baptist Church for their kind welcome. 

To the ladies who prepared the abundance of delicious food, we thank you, 
may God bless each of you. God has blessed us this year with good attendance, 
wonderful fellowship and we have felt the leadership of the Holy Spirit. May we 
continue to seek the leadership of the Holy Spirit in all the undertakings of the 
association in the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Resolutions Committee 



OBITUARIES 

Since our last association eleven of our beloved members have passed away; 
Boone Fork: Mr. Ed Pitts; Laurel Fork: Mrs. junie Lentz, Mrs. Nelia Storie; Mount 
Ephriam: Ms. Lizzie Hartley, Mrs. Mattie Rhymer, Mrs. Narlie Triplett; Mount 
Paron: Mr. Vance Miller; Rock Spring: Mrs. Paralee McNeil; Sandy Flat: Norman 
Teague; Watauga: Mr. Lenord Yarbor, Miss Regenia Aldridge. 

TIME, PLACE, AND PREACHER 

This will be decided at the first Executive Committee Meeting. 



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ELECTION OF OFFICERS 

Clyde Paige, Moderator; jack White, Vice-Moderator; Barbara West, Clerk 
Eunice Luttrell, Treasurer. 

Motion to adjourn. 

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES 

Executive Meeting— August 22, 1982— Laurel Fork 

WMU Council and Associational Meeting— November 6, 1982 

Executive Meeting— November 14, 1982— Doe Ridge 

Executive Meeting— March 13, 1983— Laytown 

WMU Council Associational Meeting-March 26, 1983 

WMU Annual Meeting-May 5, 1983-Long Ridge 

Executive Meeting-July 10, 1983-Long Ridge 

WMU Council and Associational Meeting-] uly 30, 1983 

Annual Associational Meeting— Boone Fork— August 9, 1983 

Annual Associational Meeting— Doe Ridge— August 10, 1983 

WMU Council and Associational Meeting— September 24, 1983 

VBS Clinic (Associational)-April 8, 1983 

Associational M Night-October 2, 1982 



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HISTORY AND HISTORICAL TABLE 



Year 


Churches 


Moderator 


Clerk 


Preacher 


1862 


Zions Gate Meeting 










House, Wilkes Co. 


Larkin Hodges 


Larkin Pipes 


Elder Larkin Hod 


1863 


Yellow Hill 


Larkin Hodges 


Larkin Pipes 


Wilson Bradshaw 


1864 


Minutes were not printed, manuscript got lost. 






1865 


Mt. Ephriam 


Larkin Hodges 


J. R. Hodges 


Joseph Harrison 


1866 


South Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


Elijah Trivett 


Larkin Hodges 


1867 


Watauga 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


J. R. Carlton 


1868 


Union 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


James Parsons 


1869 


Stony Kork 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


W. H. Phillips 


1870 


Old Field 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


William Wilcox 


1871 


Elk 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


James Parsons 


1872 


Mt. Vernon 


Larkin Hodges 


J ames Parsons 


J. R. Carlton 


1873 


Watauga 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


Larkin Hodges 


1874 


Yellow Hill 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


James Parsons 


1875 


Laurel Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Levi Wilson 


1876 


Stony Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Larkin Hodges 


1877 


Poplar Grove 


Larkin Hodges 


Elijah Trivett 


James Parsons 


1878 


Old Field 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


J. R. Carlton 


1879 


Elk 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Monroe Gragg 


1880 


Mt. Vernon 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Monroe Gragg 


1881 


Watauga 


Larkin Hodges 


Elijah Trivett 


Levi Wilson 


1882 


Mt. Ephriam 


J. F. Eller 


John R. Hodges 


James Parsons 


1883 


Yellow Hill 


). F. Eller 


Elijah Trivett 


Larkin Hodges 


1884 


Boones Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


Thomas Pipes 


Larkin Pipes 


1885 


Buffalo Cove 


J. F. Eller 


Thomas Pipes 


J. F. Eller 


1886 


Stony Fork 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


E. M. Gragg 


1887 


Union 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


David Eller 


1888 


Laurel Fork 


James Parsons 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1889 


Poplar Grove 


F. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


John F. Eller 


1890 


Mt. Vernon 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M.Lee 


E. M. Gragg 


1891 


Watauga 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


J.C. Miller 


1892 


Mt. Pa'-an 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


E.M. Gragg . 


1893 


Boones Fork 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


S. T. Carroll 


1894 


Yellow Hill 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


John F. Eller 


1895 


New River 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


Geo. W. Trivett 


1896 


Elk 


E. M. G(agg 


Wm. M. Lee 


J.C. Miller 


1897 


Laurel Fork 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm.M. Lee 


1898 


Buffalo Cove 


J. C. Miller 


Wm. M. Lee 


J. F. Davis 


1899 


Mt. Vernon 


E. M. Gragg 


R. H. Pipes 


J.J.I. Sherwood 


1900 


Watauga 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


D. C. Harman 


1901 


Stony Fork 


).C. Miller 


Wm. M.Lee 


John Crisp 


1902 


Poplar Grove 


). C. Miller 


A. J. Shull 


J.C.BIaylock 


1903 


Boones Fork 


F. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


J.C. Miller 


1904 


Mt. Ephriam 


F. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


F. M. Gragg 


1905 


Mt. Paran 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1906 


Yellow Hill 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


Asa Brown 


1907 


New River 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


J. F. Davis 


1908 


Middle Cane 


James F Church 


Wm. M. Lee 


J.C. Miller 


1909 


Elk 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


J.C. Miller 


1910 


Laurel Fork 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm.M. Lee 


191 1 


Mt. Vernon 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


D. M. Wheeler 


1912 


Poplar Grove 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


R. F. Wilcox 


1913 


Watauga 


Thos. L. Day 


N. S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1914 


Mt. Ephriam 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1915 


Boones Fork 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


D. M. Wheeler 


1916 


Rock Springs 


B. F. Wilcox 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1917 


Mt. Paran 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1918 


Due to the outbreak ol 


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1919 


Yellow Hill 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


B. F. Wilcox 


1920 


Mt. Vernon 


B. F. Wilcox 


N . S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1921 


Laurel Fork 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


D. M. Wheeler 


1922 


Watauga 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


Oscar Dellinger 


1923 


Poplar Grove 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1924 


Boones Fork 


B. F. Wilcox 


I . Amos Hampton 


W. D. Ashley 


1925 


Mt. Ephriam 


B. F. Wilcox 


J. Amos Hampton 


J. A. Hampton 


1926 


Rock View 


0. M. Wheeler 


J . Amos Hampton 


G. M. Watson 





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1927 Elk 


D. M. Wheeler 


R.F.Wilcox 


A. C. Hamby 


1928 Watauga 


D. M. Wheeler 


B.F.Wilcox 


B. F. Wilcox 


1929 Sandy Flat 


D. M. Wheeler 


B. F. Wilcox 


G. M. Watson 


1930 Middle Cane 


W. D. Ashley 


B. F. Wilcox 


Linney Barnes 


1931 Laurel Fork 


W. D. Ashley 


B. F. Wilcox 


B. F. Wilcox 


1932 New Hopewell 


G. M. Watson 


B. F. Wilcox 


). T. McGuire 


1933 Yellow Hill 


B. F. Wilcox 


Roy Keller 


G. M. Watson 


1934 Mt. Vernon 


G. W.Gragg 


Roy Keller 


R. H. Shore 


1935 Grandmother Gap 


G. W. Gragg 


Roy Keller 


W. I.Cook 


1936 Mt. Ephriam 


G. W. Gragg 


Roy Keller 


Carl Triplett 


1937 Mt. View 


B. F. Wilcox 


G. M. Watson 


Raymond Hendrix 


1938 Watauga 


Carl Triplett 


F. L. Hampton 


W. D. Ashley 


1939 Laurel Fork 


Carl Triplett 


F. L. Hampton 


W. ). Cook 


1940 Bailey Camp 


Carl Triplett 


F. L. Hampton 


G. M. Watson 


1941 Sandy Flat 


Lee ). Church 


N.L.Harrison 


Roy Keller 


1942 New Hopewell 


Lee J. Church 


N. L. Harrison 


B. F. Wilcox 


1943 Boones Fork 


Lee ). Church 


N. L. Harrison 


W. B. Bryant 


1944 Watauga 


N. L. Harrison 


W. M. Brown 


Frank Knight 


1945 Laytown 


N. L. Harrison 


W.M.Brown 


W. D. Ashley 


1946 Mt. Vernon 


G. M. Watson 


W. M. Brown 


W. D. Ashley 


1947 Yellow HIM 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


Roscoe Greene 


1948 No Minutes, Manuscript lost at printers. Held v 


vith Doe Ridge Church. 




1949 Mt. Paran 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


Roscoe Greene 


1950 Rock Springs 


Theo Hendrix 


N. L. Harrison 


R. L. Barnes 


1951 New Hopewell 


Theo Hendrix 


N. L. Harrison 


Barney Oliver 


1952 Boones Fork 


G. M. Watson 


|. Merritt Coffey 


W. ). Cook 


1953 East Flats 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


R. L. Barnes 


1954 Mt. Ephriam 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


Lloyd ). Duller 


1955 Bailey Camp 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


W. ). Cook 


1956 Laurel Fork 


Theo Hendrix 


) . Merritt Coffey 


W. M. Brown 


1957 Mt. Vernon and 








Sandy Flat 


Theo Hendrix 


J . Merritt Coffey 


W. ). Cook 


1958 Laytown and 








Rock Springs 


Theo Hendrix 


1 . Merritt Coffey 


Carson Eggers 


1959 New Hopewell and 








Long Ridge 


Carson Eggers 


j . Merritt Cotfcy 


W. |. Cook 


1960 Mt. Paran and 








Boones Fork 


Carson Eggers 


). Merritt Cotfcy 


Wendell Critcher 


1961 Watauga and 








Yellow Hill 


Carson Eggers 


). Merritt Coffey 


Dupree Gowan 


1962 Mt. Ephriam and 








Sandy Flat 


Carson Eggers 


Miss Winifred Hampton 


Roby McNeil 


1963 Doe Ridge and 








Rock Springs 


Carson Eggers 


Miss Winifred Hampton 


W. M. Brown 


1964 Bailey's Camp 


E. O. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Wm. Quinn 


Boones Fork 


E. O. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 




1965 Laurel Fork 


E. O. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


W. M. Brown 


Laytown 


E. O. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 




1966 Longridge 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Phillip Martin 


Mt. Paran 


A. C. Moody 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Lyie (Pete) Vannoy 


1967 Mt. Vernon 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Basil Tester 


New Hopewell 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


E. O. Bustle 


1968 Rock Springs 


A. C. Moody 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


A. C. Moody 


Sandy Flat 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Rayner Matheson 


1969 Baileys Camp 


Lewis Hodge 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Lewis Hodge 


Boones Fork 


Lewis Hodge 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Herring Crisp 


1970 Laurel Fork 


Lewis Hodges 


Mrs. Max West 


David Austin 


Doe Ridge 


Lewis Hodges 


Mrs. Max West 


Archie Clawson 


1971 Laytown 


David Austin 


Mrs. Max West 


Raymond Turbyfill 


Longridge 


David Austin 


Mrs. Max West 


Sherrill Welborn 


1972 Mt. Ephriam 


David Austin 


Mrs. Max West 


Gurney Robbins 


Mount Paran 


David Austin 


Mrs. Max West 


A. C. Moody 


1973 Mt. Vernon 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Everette Watson 


New Hopewell 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Sherrill Welborn 


1974 Rock Springs 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Merle )ohnson 


Sandy Flat 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Dale Milstead 


1975 Yellow Hill 


Merle )ohnson 


Mrs. Max West 


Dean Hodges 


Bailey's Camp 


Merle johnson 


Mrs. Max West 


Max West 


1976 Boones Fork 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


A. C. Moody 


Doe Ridge 






Lloyd Hollman 


1977 Laurel Fork 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


Raymond Hendrix 


Laytown 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


Max West 



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STONY FORK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



1 978 Long Ridge 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


Phillip Martin 


Mount Ephriam 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


A. C. Moody 


1979 Mount Vernon 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Harold Bean 


1979 Boone Fork 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Harold Danner 


1980 Mount Paron 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Jim Lambert 


1980 New Hopewell 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Burl )ones 


1981 Rock Spring 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Cannon Ward 


1981 Sandy Flat 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Jim Lambert 


1982 Watauga 


Max West 


Barbara West 


jack White 


1982 Bailey Camp 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Cecil Gragg 



The churches, Buffalo Cove, Cool Springs, Wilkes County Elk, Siony Fork and Yellow Hill, formerly belonging to others 
associations. [ 

Met at the Stony Fork Baptist Church and organized the Stony Fork Baptist Association on November 9th and 10th,' 
1860, for this meeting appointed Elder Larkin Hodges, Moderator and Bro. Elijah Trivette, Clerk. 



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1 Roy Gryder, Rt. 1, Box 182, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 | 


1 Linda Mills, Rt. 1, Box 596, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 | 


1 Pauline Eldreth, 434 Grand Blvd., Boone, NC 28607 | 


1 Robert J. Coffey, Rt. 4, Box 542, Boone, NC 28607 | 


Bonnie Walsh, Rt. 5, Box 315, Lenoir, NC 28645 | 


1 Roy Woodie, Rt. 2, Newland, NC 28657 | 


Mrs. Opal Cox, Rt. 1, Triplett, NC 28686 | 


Lester Matheson, Rt. 1, Box 452, Deep Gap, NC 28618 | 


1 Kathy Gragg, Star Rt., Lenoir, NC 28645 | 


Charlotte Dawson, Rt. 2, Box 45, Ferguson, NC 28624 


Jerry Moretz, Rt. 5, Box 67, Boone, NC 28607 


1 Johnny Townsend, Rt. 1, Box 284, Banner Elk, NC | 




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STONY FORK MISSIONARY 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
NORTH CAROLINA 
1983 

ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 



Held With 
Laurel Fork Baptist Church 
August 9, 1983 

and with 

Doe Ridge Baptist Church 
August 10, 1983 



Next session will be held with Laurel Fork Baptist Church, Route 4, Box 542, 
Boone, N.C. 28607, Friday, August 10, 1984. Annual Message by Roscoe Greene 
and alternate Gary Teague. 

Second day will be held with Laytown Baptist Church, Route 5, Box 324, Lenoir, 
N.C. 28645, Saturday, August 1 1, 1984. Annual message by Archie Clawson and 
alternate Phillip Martin. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Suggested Order of Business 3 

Directory of the Association 4 

Constitution 7 

Proceedings 14 

Evangelism Report 15 

Cooperative Program Report 15 

Home Missions 16 

State Missions 16 

Baptist Hospital 17 

Christian Education 19 

Report of the Biblical Recorder 20 

Training Union , 20 

Stev^ardship Report 21 

Baptist Foundation 21 

Wednesday Morning 22 

WMU Report 23 

Vacation Bible School 24 

Finance Report 24 

Baptist Home, Inc 25 

Baptist Children's Homes 26 

Sunday School Report 28 

Executive Report 29 

Resolutions 29 

Obituaries 29 

Annuity Board Report 30 

Time, Place, and Preacher 30 

Election of Officers 30 

Christian Life and Public Affairs 31 

Christian Action League 32 

Baptist Homes Update 33 

Historical Tables 37 

Statistical Tables 40 



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SUGGESTED ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR 1984 OF THE 
STONY FORK MISSIONARY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

FRIDAY MORNING SESSION, AUGUST 10, 1984 
LAUREL FORK BAPTIST CHURCH 

9:00 Call to Order Jack White 

9:15 Song Congregation 

9:30 Adoption of Program 

9:35 Roll Call Linda Mills 

9:40 Recognition of New Pastors and Workers Moderator 

9:45 Evangelism Barbara West 

10:00 Cooperative Program Phillip Martin 

1 0:1 5 Home Missions Doris Tester 

10:30 State Missions j. R. Robbins 

10:45 Foreign Missions Burl Jones 

1 1 :00 Speaker from Evangelism Department 

11:15 Hospital Report Jill Triplett 

1 1 :30 Annual Message Roscoe Greene 

Alternate Gary Teague 

Lunch 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

1:10 Song Congregation 

1:15 Devotional 

1 :25 Christian Education Mark Mills 

1 :35 Religious Literature 

American Bible Society Betty Woods 

1 :50 Training Union Cecil Wood 

2:00 Stewardship Roy Gryder 

2:10 Baptist Foundation Jack White 

2:25 Discussion 
2:30 Adjourn 

SATURDAY MORNING SESSION, AUGUST 1 1 , 1984 
LAYTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH 

9:00 Call to Order Jack White 

9:05 Song Congregation 

9:10 Devotional 

9:20 Roll Call Linda Mills 

9:30 WMU Report Shelby Miller 

9:40 Temperance and Morals 

Christian Action League Jean Austin 

10:10 Vacation Bible School Edith Gryder 

10:20 Finance Report Eunice Luttrell 

10:30 Home for the Aging Mamie Craig 

10:45 Children's Home Eddie Moody 

1 1 :00 Sunday School Report Charles Craig 



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11:15 Annual Message Archie Clawson 

Alternate Phillip Martin 

12:00 Executive Report jack White 

12:10 General Board Report Roy Gryder 

12:20 Resolutions Shelby Miller and Nancy Wood 

1 2:30 Obituaries Irene Dula 

1 2:40 Time, Place and Preacher Max West 

12:50 Election of Officers 
Benediction 
Lunch 



DIRECTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION 

Moderator Jack White, P. O. Box 14, Boone, NC 28607 

Telephone: 295-9723 

Vice-Moderator J. R. Robbins, Rt. 5, Box 534, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Telephone: 758-8904 

Associational Clerk Linda Mills, Rt. 1 , Box 596, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-7095 

Associational Treasurer . Eunice Luttrell, Rt. 1, Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-7732 

Associational BTU Director Cecil Wood, Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-3530 

Associational Youth Coordinator Kathy Coffey, Rt. 4, Boone, NC 28607 

Telephone: 264-9403 

Associational WMU Director Shelby Miller, Rt. 4, Boone, NC 28607 

Telephone: 295-7913 

Associational VBS Director Edith Gryder, Rt. 1, Box 182, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-3410 

Associational Sunday School Director Charles Craig, Rt. 3, Box 618, 

Boone, NC 28607 

Sunday School (Assistant) Carroll Woods, Rt. 2, Gerguson, NC 28624 

Telephone: 973-3154 

Associational Evangelism Chairman Barbara West, Rt. 1 , Box 539, 

Blowing Rock, NC 28605 Telephone: 264-2427 

Associational Music Director Roy Woodie, Rt. 2, Newland, NC 28657 

Telephone: 733-9427 

Associational Pianist Kelly Coffey, Rt. 4, Box 542, Boone, NC 28607 

Telephone: 295-7514 

Associational Stewardship Chairman Roy Gryder, Rt. 1, Box 182, 

Blowing Rock, NC Telephone: 295-3410 

Associational Missionary Gary Teague, 123 Corola Hills, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Telephone: 758-7475 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 



Eunice Luttrell 
Dale Luttrell . 
Linda Mills . . 



Rt. 1 , Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 
Rt. 1 , Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 
Rt. 1 , Box 596, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 



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Roy Gryder Rt. 1 , Box 1 82, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Cecil Wood Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Jack White P.O. Box 14, Boone, NC 28607 

Telephone: 295-9723 

j. R. Robbins Rt. 5, Box 534, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Linda Mills Rt. 1 , Box 596, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Eunice Luttrell Rt. 1 , Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

MISSION COMMITTEE 

Archie Clawson Rt. 5, Box 504, Boone, NC 28607 

Dwight West . P.O. Box 1 74, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

J. R. Robbins Rt. 5, Box 534, Lenoir, NC 28645 

David Austin Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Burl Jones Rt. 2, Ferguson, NC 28624 

CONSTITUTIONS AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEE 

Charles Craig Rt. 3, Box 618, Boone, NC 28607 

Archie Clawson Rt. 5, Box 504, Boone, NC 28607 

Dwight West P. O. Box 1 74, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

J. R. Robbins Rt. 5, Box 534, Lenoir, NC 28645 

David Austin Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Burl Jones, Chairman Rt. 2, Ferguson, NC 28624 

Telephone: 973-7463 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Dale Luttrell Rt. 1 , Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Max West Rt. 1 , Box 539, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

David Austin Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Don Harrison Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Burl Jones Rt. 2, Ferguson, NC 28624 

Chairman Telephone: 973-7463 

' TIME, PLACE, PREACHER 

Max West Rt. 1 , Box 539, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Willard Bryant Rt. 5, Box 21 3, Lenoir, NC 28645 

Mark Mills Rt. 1 , Box 596, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

Shelby Miller Rt. 4, Boone, NC 28607 

Nancy Wood Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

PETIONARY LETTERS 



This committee shall be made up of the Mission Committee members. 



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ORDINATIONS 

The ordination committee will be made up of each Pastor from each affiliated 
church. The Associational Missionary will serve as chairman of this committee. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

The executive committee shall be composed of the Associational officers and the 
Pastors, and the Chairman of Deacons along with two elected lay persons from each 
church. Sixteen members shall constitute a quorum. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS 

Bailey's Camp: Roy Gryder, Rt. 1 , Box 1 82, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Phillip Martin, Rt. 8, Box 381 , Lenoir, NC 28645 
Laurel Fork: Cecil Wood, Rt. 1 , Blowing Rock, NC 28605 
Laytown: Willard Bryant, Rt. 5 , Box 21 3, Lenoir, NC 28645 
Rock Spring: Gerry Hawkins, Rt. 5, Box 548, Lenoir, NC 28645 
Sandy Flat: Charles Craig, Rt. 3, Box 618, Boone, NC 28607 

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER 

Roy Gryder Rt. 1 , Box 182, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 

Telephone: 295-3410 

MESSENGERS TO THE ASSOCIATION 

Bailey's Camp: Stewart Ford, Lillie Ford, Roy Gryder, and Edith Gryder 
Boone Fork: Nellie Coffey, Eunice Luttrell, and Sue Harrison 
Doe Ridge: Clay Beach, Hazel Beach, and Pauline Eldreth 

Laurel Fork: Robert Holder, Joyce Holder, Shelby Miller, Kelly Coffey, Aaron 
Miller, Cecil Wood, Grace Greene, Kathy Coffey, Bill Miller, and Ruby Miller 

Laytown: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Triplett, Mr. and Mrs. Williad Bryant, Zora Dillard, 
Nadine Holt, and Sandra Osborne (alternate) 

Long Ridge: Lloyd Hoilman and Roy Woodie 

Mount Ephriam: Susan Hartley, Pamela Henderson, and Martha Miller 
Rock Spring: Carroll Woods, Betty Woods, Tom Simmons, Irene Dula, Jill Triplett, 
and Dawn Hawkins 

Sandy Flat: Paul Moody, Eddie Moody, Tammy Craig, Max West, and Barbara West 

LICENSED MINISTERS 
Bailey's Camp: Dwight West, P. O. Box 1 74, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 



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CONSTITUTION 

OF THE STONY FORK M ISSIONARY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION (PROPOSED) 

PREAMBLE 

For the declaration of its fundamental purposes and the permanent guidance 
and control of its activities, the body does adopt the following as its constitution, 
to wit: 

ARTICLE I— Name and Membership 

Section 1. This body shall be known as the Stony Fork Missionary Baptist 
Association of North Carolina. 

Section 2. The Association shall be composed of Missionary Baptist Churches. 

Section 3. Any Baptist Church may be admitted into this Association upon 
recommendation of the Committee of Petitionary Letters and Constitution of the 
Churches Committee and the majority vote of members present at any meeting as 
prescribed in Article IX. 

Section 4. Any Church at her discretion, may withdraw from this body. 

Section 5. This Association may at any meeting, after an investigation and 
report of a duly authorized committee of the Association, by a majority vote declare 
a dissolution of union with any church deemed corrupt, either in doctrine or practice. 

Section 6. Each church shall elect its messengers to the Annual Associational 
meeting. Each messenger must be certified in the annual church letter to the Associ- 
ation and must be appointed on the following ratio: Five messengers, in addition 
to the pastor, for each church having a membership not exceeding fifty, and one 
additional messenger for each increase of fifty. In no case shall the total number of 
messengers exceed ten for any given church, in addition to the pastor. 

Section 7. When any church shall fail to be represented by letter or messenger 
for two consecutive years, the missions committee shall confer with church, and if 
satisfactory reason is not given, and there is no evidence that said church wishes to 
keep alive their affliation with the Association, the committee shall bring its findings 
to the next Executive Committee Meeting, the Association shall at that time by a 
majority of present members shall vote to withdraw fellowship. The Association 
recognizes the right of any affiliated church to withdraw its fellowship from the 
Association. 

Section 8. The Annual Associational meeting shall convene on Friday at 
9:00 a.m., Recess from 12:00 noon to 1:10 p.m. for the noon meal and adjourn 
on or before 4:00 p.m. It shall reconvene at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and adjourn 
at the completion of business for the noon meal. This following the first Sunday 
in August. 

ARTICLE ll-Purpose 

Section 1. The prime purpose of the Association shall be to counsel together 
for the enlargement and strengthening of God's kingdom and to promote unity and 
growth among the churches composing it. 

Section 2. It shall be the purpose of this Association to enlist all of the churches 
into full cooperation with the North Carolina Baptist State Convention and the 
Southern Baptist Convention and their agencies in the work of missions, evangelism, 
christian education and social service. 



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ARTICLE III— Powers and Perogatives 

Section 1. The Association, when convened in meeting, shall sit as an advisory 
council and shall have no power to infringe on any of the internal rights or affairs 
of the member churches. It may advise however, with the member churches and 
recommend measures of usefulness for their adoption or rejection. 

Section 2. When grievances occur between any member of minority group of 
any church which is a member of the Association, the Association, the Executive 
Committee, or Missions Committee, or the committee designated by and acting for 
either of these bodies, may advise or give aid in matters which do not infringe on the 
rights of the local church, and this only on the invitation of the individual or group 
involved. 

Section 3. Any church found unfaithful to the faith and practices common to 
the Association, as outlined in Addendum l-ARTICLES OF FAITH (The Baptist 
Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963) shall be 
encouraged to correct such errors, if the conduct of said church is not corrected and 
is of such nature as to alienate said church from the orderly and faithful churches 
of the Association, the Executive Committee of the Association can recommend 
that fellowship be withdrawn from said church, and upon a majority vote of the 
messengers in an Annual session, fellowship with such church can be withdrawn. 
(See Article I, Section 7) 

ARTICLE IV— The Executive Committee 

Section 1. The Association shall have an Executive Committee to serve as the 
Association between Annual Meetings, assisting in the overall work of the Association 
with such limitations as may be imposed by the constitution. 

Section 2. The Executive committee shall be composed of the Associational 
officers and the Pastors, and the Chairman of Deacons along with two elected lay 
persons from each church. Sixteen members shall constitute a quorum. The names 
of these persons shall be furnished annually to the Associational Clerk, if changes 
occur during the Associational year, these changes shall be forwarded to the Clerk. 

Section 3. At the beginning of each Executive Committee Meeting, a roll call 
will be taken of each church and its representatives. 

Section 4, The Executive Committee shall meet within two weeks after the 
Annual Associational Meeting, the second Sunday of November, March, and July. 
These meetings shall be held in churches of the Association, consecutively, in Alpha- 
betical order. 

ARTICLE V-Officers 

Section 1. The officers of this body shall be: Moderator, Vice-Moderator, 
Clerk, Treasurer, Sunday School Director, Church Training Director, Brotherhood 
Director, W.M.U. Director, Vacation Bible School Director, Music Director, Pianist, 
Evangelism Director, and Youth Coordinator. 

Section 2. The officers of the Association shall be elected at each regular 
Annual Associational Meeting. The Nominating Committee shall fill vacancies that 
may occur in their respective categories between annual meetings of the association 
by bringing names to the Executive Committee for their approval. 

Section 3. By the virtue of the office, the Associational Director of Missions 
is considered an ex-officio member of all Associational Committees. For all quali- 
fications and terms of office see Article VII , Section 1 . 



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ARTICLE Vl-Duties of Officers 

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Moderator of the Association to preside 
over the Annual Sessions, special sessions, and at the quarterly meetings of the 
Executive Committee. As the presiding officer, he shall open the meetings punc- 
tually at the appointed time, enforce the rules, preserve order, and exercise all the 
perogatives of a presiding officer according to the principles of established parli- 
mentary usage. He shall provide leadership for a progressive ideal throughout the 
association. He shall be elected for a one year term, and he shall not succeed himself 
for a maximum of two full terms. He shall appoint in advance any other committees 
he may deem necessary or advisable. Each of these committees shall report at the 
Annual Meeting for which they are appointed. It shall be the responsibility of the 
Moderator to call any needed meetings at any time he deems necessary. The Moder- 
ator is considered an ex-officio member of all committees. 

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the Vice-Moderator to discharge the duties 
of the Moderator in his absence or at his request. 

Section 3. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to keep an accurate record of the 
proceedings of the Association in regular and special sessions; to keep accurate 
records of quarterly meetings of the Executive Committee; to keep on file the printed 
minutes and other important documents belonging to the Association; to furnish 
the churches with the blank letter forms on which to make the annual reports to the 
association; to superintend the printing of the minutes, and to distribute them to 
the churches as soon after adjournment as possible. For this service the clerk shall 
be paid annually an amount recommended by the Finance Committee and approved 
by the association. 

Section 4. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all funds of the assoc- 
iation and to disburse the same in accordance with the budget of the association or 
for the purposes for which the funds were contributed. To render to the association 
an Itemized report of the receipts and disbursements at the first session of the annual 
meeting. In the treasurers absence a member of the Finance Committee shall give the 
report. The Treasurer shall make available through the associational newsletter a 
quarterly report including the contributions of each church in the association. A 
quarterly report shall be made available at the quarterly meetings of the Executive 
Committee. For this service, the treasurer shall be paid annually an amount rec- 
ommended by the Finance Committee and approved by the association. 

Section 5. The Sunday School Director shall take the initiative in promoting 
inspirational meetings, study courses, and leadership classes for the churches of the 
association. He shall work in cooperation with the denominational Sunday School 
Agencies in promoting the denominational programs; and he will be responsible for 
coordinating and promoting Vacation Bible School work in conjunction with the 
Vacation Bible Director. He shall also work with the Nominating Committee in 
enlisting leadership for his organization. 

Section 6. The Church Training Director shall take the initiative in promoting 
the regular meetings projected by the State Convention and be available to the 
churches for help in strengthening the established unions and encourage the organi- 
zation of new unions in churches without them. He shall also work with the Nomi- 
nating Committee in enlisting leadership for his organization. 

Section 7. The Brotherhood Director shall be responsible for promoting mis- 
sionary education within our association and be available to the churches to assist 
in strengthening organizations and programs of existing units. He shall also work 
with the Nominating Committee in enlisting leadership for his organization. 

Section 8. Thr WMU Director shall be responsible for promoting missionary 



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education within our association and she shall be available to the churches to assist 
in promoting and establishing new Baptist Women and Baptist Women Auxiliary 
units, and shall assist in strengthening the organizations and programs of existing 
units. She shall also work with the Nomination Committee in enlisting leadership 
for her organization. 

Section 9. The Vacation Bible Director shall work in conjunction with the 
Associational Sunday School Director in enlisting and training workers, planning and 
organizing for the annual Vacation Bible School Clinic. 

Section 10. The Music Director shall take the initiative in promoting the meetings 
and activities suggested by the state music leadership and be available to the churches 
to help in strengthening their music programs. The music director will also be respon- 
sible for the music at the Associational and Executive Committee Meetings. He 
shall also work with the Nominating Committee in enlisting leadership for his organ- 
ization. 

Sectionll. The Pianist will be responsible for playing the piano at all Associa- 
tional and Executive Committee meetings. 

Section 12. The Evangelism Chairman will work with the Evangelism programs 
in planning, promoting, and coordinating all Evangelistic activities for the associa- 
tion in conjunction with the Director of Missions. 

ARTICLE Vll-Director of Missions 
Statement of Purpose and Position Title: 

The office or position will be known as the Director of Missions for the Stony Fork 
Missionary Baptist Association. The Director of Missions shall provide responsible 
leadership in the work of the association through performing such basic functions 
as the planning, correlation, and implementation of programs, program services, and 
ministries of the association; counsel the churches; agencies of needs, problems, and 
potentialities within the association; and interpret to the churches the program 
resources and other assistance available from the Baptist State Convention and 
Southern Baptist Convention agencies. 
Section 1. RESPONSIBILITIES 

A. Planning and Coordination 

1. Lead the association in strategy planning; establishing and maintaining a 
long-range program. Lead the association to set goals and encourage the churches 
to work toward them. 

2. Coordinate the associational work and meetings by serving as ex-officio 
member of all committees. 

3. Work with program officers and the Nominating Committee in selecting 
and enlisting leaders for organizations and committees of the association. 

4. Counsel, encourage, and lead in training the associational officers. 

B. Education and Promotion 

1. Seek to assist the pastors and the churches in programs suitable for their 
growth and development, recognizing the differences in size and diversity of member- 
ship, utilizing persuasion to promote fellowship and cooperation. 

2. Seek out in cooperation with the Missions Committee places of missions 
need and seek to enlist an appropriate church to meet these needs. In the event no 
church(es) can be enlisted, upon the instruction of the Missions Committee, the 
Director of Missions may lead in such a program in the name of the Stony Fork 
Baptist Association. 

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Church Music, Brotherhood, WMU, and Vacation Bible School and Leadership 
Training. 

4. Promote church assistance programs: Evangelism, Stewardship, and Family 

Life. 

5. Plan for and promote simultaneous efforts, such as: World Missions 
Conferences, revival crusades, enlargement campaigns, training schools, etc. 

6. Prepare in cooperation with the Missions Committee an annual associa- 
tional calendar. Prepare a monthly associational newsletter for distribution in the 
association. 

7. Attend denominational meetings and conferences as budget and time 
considerations permit. 

8. Report to the executive boards at its regular meetings and to the associ- 
ation in annual session. 

C. Service Ministry 

1 . Provide counsel and help as requested by pastors and churches. 

2. Serve as pulpit supply, assist in church surveys, and conduct studies and 
revivals as requested in keeping with terms of employment. Pulpit supply for a 
period of 4 weeks. 

3. Manage the associational office, supervise associational employees, and 
maintain equipment of the association. 

4. Cooperate with the Finance Committee in planning the budget and pro- 
moting giving to the association. 

5. Establish and announce office hours to best utilize the division of time 
between the associational office and field responsibilities. 

6. Always working through the pastor, the Director of Missions will be 
available to offer aid to churches in need of assistance. No program will be con- 
ducted for a church without the invitation of the pastor and/or church. In the 
event the church is without a pastor, the Director of Missions will respond to requests 
from the church leadership. 

Section 2. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT 

A. Term of Office-The Director of Missions shall be called for an indefinite term 
of service. 

B. Remuneration-Remuneration will be recommended by the Missions and 
Finance Committees and approved by the Stony Fork Baptist Association. 

C. Honorariums-Honorariums received for pulpit supply, weddings, funerals, 
revivals, and pastoral service, not directly related to his normal responsibilities, shall 
be considered personal remuneration. 

D. Work Schedule-Work schedules will vary, with weekends normally being 
kept for services in churches in the association. 

E. Work Accountability-The Missions Committee pledges itself to a ministry of 
loyalty, support, and loving encouragement of the Director of Missions, so that 
under the leadership of the Spirit of God, he may render the most effective service 
possible. 

F. Both parties must give a thirty day notice before termination. 
Sections. QUALIFICATIONS 

A. Spiritual— A commited Christian with a sense of definite call to mission service. 

B. Educational— Preferably college and seminary degrees, or their equivalent. 

C. Special Knowledge and Skills— Knowledge of Baptist denominational life and 
a willingness to continue to learn; vision, flexibility, and demonstrated leadership 
ability in planning, conducting, and evaluating the work of the association. 

D. Character— Christian integrity. 



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E. Experience— Pastoral ministry, Christian education or associational and other 
mission experience are necessary. Preferably the associational experience should be 
as a director of missions, associational staff member or as an active and responsible 
officer in an association. The mission experience may be in the establishment of and 
involvement in mission outreach and ministry in a mission, church or association. 

ARTICLE VIII— Committees and Their Duties 

Section 1. The committee of time, place and preacher shall be composed of 
three members. It shall be the duty of the committee to recommend to the associ- 
ation, the churches where the next session will be held, preferably to be taken in 
alphabetical order, and also the preacher for the annual session. In order to alleviate 
any hardship on any one church hosting as associational meeting, it is suggested that 
two churches may jointly host each meeting. Expenses, meeting places, and other 
arrangements will be coordinated by the churches selected. 

Section 2. The committee on Resolutions shall be composed of two members. 
It shall be the duty of this committee to draw up and present to the association 
suitable resolutions of appreciation and expressions of sentiments on any matter 
chosen by the committee or as directed by the messengers of the association. 

Section 3. The Program Committee shall be composed of the general officers 
of the association. It shall be the duty of this committee to prepare and present a 
suggested order of business to be adopted by the association. When adopted, the 
program becomes the order of business unless changed by common consent or by 
the vote of the body. 

Section 4. The committee of Nominations shall be composed of five members. 
It shall be the duty of the committee to prepare for the association the names of 
individuals as nominees for the following offices and reports: Moderator, Vice- 
Moderator, Treasurer, Clerk, Sunday School Director, Church Training Director, 
Music Director, Vacation Bible School Director, Brotherhood Director, Pianist, 
Evangelism Director, and Associational State Representatives, also persons for the 
following reports shall also be selected; Home Missions, State Missions, Foreign 
Missions, Stewardship, Cooperative Program, Obituaries, Temperance and Morals, 
V.B.S. Report, W.M.U. Report, Sunday School Report, and any others designated 
by the association. Representatives for the following shall be selected: N.C. Baptist 
Hospital, N.C. Childrens Home, Baptist Home for the Aging, Denominational Colleges 
(Christian Education), Denominational Literature (Religious Literature), Annuity 
Board, Baptist Foundation, and any others designated by the association. The com- 
mittee on Nominations shall be responsible for selection and contacting each of 
these persons for their approval before the annual meeting. The floor shall be open 
for nominations for these offices on the day of the annual meeting; each position 
shall be called and voted on separately. Nominations from the floor shall be taken 
first, then the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee shall give nomination of 
committee. All nominees must be contacted beforehand and permission given for 
acceptance of nomination. The W.M.U. will elect their officers. 

Section 5. The Finance Committee shall be composed of five members, one of 
which will include the Treasurer of the association. It shall be the duty of this com- 
mittee to prepare and recommend a budget for the association and to suggest ways 
and means whereby the budget can be raised by the local churches and to secure 
the cooperation of the churches in raising the budget. The Finance committee will 
present the proposed budget on the first day of the annual associational meeting 
with discussion and adoption scheduled for the second day. The Finance Com- 
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prepare on a regular form acceptable to the association, a detailed financial report 
which will be given to each member present at the quarterly meetings and the annual 
associational meeting. 

Section 6. The Missions Committee shall be composed of five members and this 
committee shall report to and cooperate with the Executive Committee of the 
association. The duties of this committee are: (a) to coordinate and help promote 
through the organizations and committees all phases and activities of the associational 
programs, (b) to cooperate with the local churches in making surveys of areas which 
in the opinion of the Missions Committee are being adequately served by the local 
missionary Baptist work, and to promote and develop those new phases of the 
Missions programs, (c) to serve in advisory capacity to the Director of Missions in 
all matters pertaining to his work and to serve with him in directing and promoting 
the missions programs of the association, (d) to provide information and assistance 
to the departments of State Missions of the North Carolina Baptist Convention in 
meeting local missionary needs, such as Missionary pastor's assistance, promoting 
mission's causes, etc., (e) the Missions Committee shall meet prior to the Executive 
Committee of the Association or at any time necessary to discharge its duties, (f) 
this committee shall have the following responsibilities relating to the office of 
Director of Missions: 

1 . Serve as a search committee for a Director of Missions. 

2. Recommend to the Executive Committee the name of the nominee. 

3. Coordinate financial matters with the Baptist State Convention. 

4. Serve as a liaison between the churches and the Director of Missions. 
Section 7. The Constitution and By-Laws Committee shall be composed of the 

Missions Committee and one selected layperson of the association making six mem- 
bers. It shall be the duty of thh committee to review and update the Constitution 
and By-Laws as it becomes necessary. This committee will recommend revisions 
and amendments concerning the constitution and By-laws to the association as 
deemed necessary. They shall meet at least once a year before the annual meeting 
to review and discuss the constitution. 

Section 8. The committee of Petitionary Letters and Constitutions of the churches 

ARTICLE IX— Petitionary Letters and Constitutions of the Churches 

The Committee of Petitionary Letters and Constitutions of the Churches shall 
be made up of the Missions Committee members. 

Section 1. Any group of baptized believers in Christ desiring to organize them- 
selves into a missionary Baptist church with the purpose of seeking the recognition 
of and fellowship and cooperate with this association, shall be required to fulfill 
the following requirements. They shall submit their request for admission to the 
Director of Missions or the Moderator of the Association, who will in turn forward 
it to the Committee of Petitionary Letters. In addition to the letter of request, 
a church must also furnish a report of work accomplished since its organization, 
a copy of the church covenant, and its articles of faith. 

Section 2. Any church seeking admission into the fellowship of the Association 
must be under the watchcare of the Association for a period of one year before it 
can be admitted. During this interim period, the church shall be expected to have 
part in the support of the causes fostered by the association. The North Carolina 
State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Section 3 . The findings of the Committee on Petitionary Letters shall be reported 
at the annual associational meeting or at the Executive Committee meeting with a 
recommendation either for or against admission. 



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Section 4, If the church is accepted under the watchcare of the association, 
the Committee on Petitionary Letters shall recommend at the end of the year that 
the church be accepted into full fellowship provided that examination of that years 
work done and a study of the cooperative spirit of that church proves to be in 
accordance to the principles of the churches of the association. A two-thirds majority 
vote of the Messengers or Executive Committee members present shall be needed 
for such an action to be completed. There will be an appropriate program conducted 
during the annual meeting to formally welcome this new church into the association. 

Section 5. For a sister cooperative Missionary Baptist church that is affliated 
with the Southern Baptist Convention, that wishes to join or transfer status, the same 
procedure is needful with the exception of the one year of associational watchcare. 
Upon receipt of letter of request, the Committee of Petitions shall recommend its 
findings to the Executive Committee, and after a thirty day period of investigation 
the discretion of the Executive Committee shall be used if immediate acceptance of 
fellowship is possible. If accepted, a program of welcoming shall be presented at 
the annual associational meeting. 

ARTICLE X-Amendments 
The constitution or any part of the constitution shall be amended at the annual 
associational meeting in August, with the acceptance by two-thirds majority vote. 
It is suggested that all changes and recommendations of amendments be submitted 
two months prior to annual meeting in August, to the Constitution and By-Laws 
Committee for their careful consideration; however, any messenger has the right 
to submit proposed changes in accordance with this article. 
By-Laws 

1 . All associational meetings shall be opened and closed in prayer. 

2. "Roberts Rules of Order," shall be used as a guideline for parlimentary pro- 
cedure in all associational meetings. The Moderator will be responsible for having 
a copy of same at all meetings and a copy of parlimentary procedure and the gavel 
of the association shall be transferred upon succession of the moderator. 

3. All associational officers shall exercise authority over their departments and 
shall give a financial accounting to the Finance Committee for monies expended, 

4. Election and installation of officers shall take place on the last day of the 
annual associational meeting in August, and these officers shall be responsible for 
planning, coordinating, and providing leadership for the coming year in the associ- 
ation. 

PROCEEDINGS 

On August 9, 1983, The Stony Fork Missionary Baptist Association was called 
to order by the vice-moderator. Jack White. He welcomed all to Boone Fork Baptist 
Church and encouraged all to pray and to take a part in the services. This being the 
1 22nd annual session of the association. 

The congregation sang, "Revive Us Again." Several prayer requests were shared 
with the congregation. Gary Teague had devotional reading from Acts 9, verse 6, 
"And he trembling and astonished said, Lord what will thou have me to do? And 
the Lord said unto him. Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what 
thou must do." Lord what would you have me do this day? Where would you have 
me to go? The Lord has something for everyone of us to do. Our church has a job 
to do. God is the Great I Am. We need a vision of ourselves, and also a vision of 
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have us do. We need a vision of Jesus, he is our Lord, he bought us with his blood, 
it is a privilege to be a servant of God. Get revived first at home, and then our church 
w'lW get revived, and then our nation v^ill get revived. 

The Program v^as adopted (subject to additional changes if necessary). 

Eight churches were represented the first day. 

David Austin was recognized as the new pastor of Boone Forl< Baptist Church. 
The following reports were moved for adoption and approved after being read. 

EVANGELISM REPORT 

All of our churches are involved in types of evangelism. Sunday School is a vital 
evangelism program and all of our churches participate in this area of ministry. 
Most of our churches had at least one and many had two revivals this past year. 
There is a great need in Watauga County and surrounding areas, and in this associ- 
ation for other evangelistic efforts. We now have a Director of Missions and we feel 
he is putting forth good efforts to bring our association into a working relationship. 
Each member church would do well to strive for an outreach program in your church 
field. There is a great need for evangelistic effort in every community. People are 
not going to come to us, so we must go to them. It is not a choice that Christians 
have, but a commandment, Jesus left us with a command, not a suggestion that we 
go into all the world and preach, teach, baptize. Our world may not be Africa or 
India, but our world could be down the road from our church, or across the street. 
If we are to be Stony Fork Missionary Baptist Association, lets strive to be mission- 
aries. The mission was first to the twelve, to the seventy, and now to the church. 
If "We" don't do it "Who Will?" 

Respectfully submitted, 
Shelby Miller 

Bold Mission Recognition Awards were given out to several churches that had an 
increase of more than 1 00% in Baptisms during Bold Missions, Phase 1 , 1 977-1 982. 

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM 

The Cooperative Program has come to be almost synonymous with everything 
Southern Baptist do and stand for. Born over fifty years ago, out of the need for 
less man-hours spent in fund raising and more equality in distribution, it has proven 
itself to be a worthy instrument. It is the most effective way thus far discovered 
for cutting administrative costs to a minimum. 

Southern Baptists have determined that everyone should have the opportunity 
of hearing about Jesus Christ by the year 2000. Baptists have been a people on 
mission ever since their beginning. They have never been afraid of tackling the 
difficult or confronting the impossible. Many think this is what Baptists are under- 
taking in Bold Mission Thrust— the difficult mixed with the impossible. The what 
and why have been answered already. Now comes the real question— how? 

One of the greatest things about working in the kingdom of God is that exhilar- 
ating experience of being a part of something bigger than you are. Such is the ex- 
perience when we give of ourselves and our means to our churches and through the 
Cooperative Program. The total number of ministries supported by Southern Baptists 
through the Cooperative Program is bigger than any one of us. It is the Cooperative 
Program that makes it possible for every Southern Baptist to become personally 
involved in all of the ministries being conducted by the Southern Baptists Conven- 



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tion at home and around the world. The "how" of Bold Mission Thrust is the 
Cooperative Program. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Burl Jones 



HOME MISSIONS 



The Southern Baptist convention assigned to the Home Mission Board— working 
with churches, associations, and state conventions, the task of developing a national 
missions strategy. The strategy developed is expressed in fourteen programs centering 
around evangelism, ministries, associational work, church starting, and language 
missions. 

Missions is the purpose God has for each individual and for each church. Every- 
thing we do is toward accomplishing missions. Christianity is not dogma or good 
works. It's relationships— to God, to others. It is the whole enterprise of evangel- 
izing and discipling, centering in actions we perform . . . where we are and done 
in such a way that their effects carry into the future. 

As William Tanner says, "If we as Southern Baptists are serious about telling the 
people of our land of the abundant life offered by Jesus Christ, we'll have to do 
things we've never done before: think things we've never thought before and even 
fail in ventures we've never tried before." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Doris Tester 

STATE MISSIONS 



Week of Prayer for North Carolina Missions is September 11-18, 1983. The 
theme this year is "Hope is something you give when it seems no one cares." A 
person once said, "the greatest contribution a leader can make is to hold out hope." 
The author went on to say that in the despair and hopeless mess of our day, persons 
desperately need someone to give them hope. Through missions in North Carolina 
you can offer hope in a variety of circumstances: an elderly person needing a home, 
a migrant needing health care, a mentally retarded person needing loving care, a 
child needing foster parents, a run away teenager needing a listener and many others. 
The offering goal again this year is $2,750,000 to be divided as follows: 
State Missions Ministries 27% $742,500 

N. C. Baptist Men 3% 82,500 

Children's Homes 30% 835,000 

Baptist Hospital 15% 412,500 

Baptist Homes 15% 412,500 

Christian Education 5% 137,500 

WMU (Heck-Jones) 5% 137,500 



Baptists of N.C. need to feel a sense of responsibility for both the good and bad 
of life in the state. Across the 500 plus miles of its length, from the mountains to 
the sea, there are 3,479 Baptist churches affiliated with the Baptist State Convention. 
There are about 1,200,000 members, or 20% of the states population. With its 100 
counties. Baptist work in N.C. is divided into 80 associations, with most comprised 
of one county, but others ranging up to 1 counties. One association has 1 4 churches, 
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the Baptist State Convention has been involved in ministry and education. Please 
give as God has blessed you. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J.R. Robbins 

Jim Lambert, the area missionary from our area, talked on missions. We need not 
be fearful of big steps. We need to change, the Lord did not call us to be the same 
as we were before we v/ere Christians. We should be different today than we were 
yesterday. God made us for a purpose. Grow up to be what God created you to 
be. We have not reached it all. God calls us to be on a journey— we have a destin- 
ation. The Cooperative Program, Foreign Mission Board and the Home Mission 
Board share the gospel with others. Through our offering, we are involved in the 
things Jesus taught us to do. Preach to people that are in need, those poor, blind, 
Indians, etc., all those that need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Through cooperation we as churches can do things we could not do by ourselves. 
Grateful to God for 3,000 missionaries in 100 different countries. Missionaries need 
our prayers and our gifts. 

BAPTIST HOSPITAL 
Report to the Associations 
1983 

Baptist Hospital has celebrated it sixtieth anniversary during 1983 by continuing 
to expand and improve its services. 

During the year the hospital has installed a nuclear magnetic resonance machine 
in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. With the use of radio waves, this machine 
produces pictures as good as or better than standard x-rays and can also provide 
valuable information based on the body's chemistry without posing any radiation 
hazard. 

Baptist Hospital is also providing a new treatment aimed at finding and removing 
the cause of heart attacks. The procedure attempts to dissolve clots in the coronary 
arteries feeding blood to the heart muscle by injecting a clot-dissolving drug through 
a catheter. 

During the past year a survey team from the North Carolina Department of 
Human Resources designated the hospital's Emergency Department as a Level I 
trauma center which indicates that the department offers all major services for 
serious injuries twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. 

Because of these and other services provided by the hospital, a total of 23,903 
patients were admitted to its approximately 700 beds during the year for a total 
of 213,021 days of patient care. An additional 66,039 persons visited the hospital's 
emergency room and outpatient clinics. 

The Department of Pastoral Care provided more than 14,000 hours of pastoral 
service to hospital patients, their families, and the Medical Center staff besides 
leading at least four worship services each week in the Davis Memorial Chapel. The 
Pastoral Counseling division provided 14,493 hours of counseling to persons who 
had individual or family problems or concerns. The Clinical Pastoral Education 
division provided training at some level for more than 100 students. During the 
past year, Dr. Mahan Siler, who has been with the department for ten years, resigned 
as its director in order to return to the pastorate. 

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imately 3,500 people and has buildings and equipment valued at more than 
$100,000,000. The operating budget for 1983 was $101 ,000,000. 

During the past year the hospital trustees have reviewed plans for another major 
capital expansion program to begin when construction funds are available. 

Careful management with continuing emphasis on cost-containment projects has 
made it possible for the hospital to operate in the black with only a 4 percent room 
rate increase during the past year. 

During the 1 982 fiscal year the hospital received from the churches of the Baptist 
State Convention a total of $497,01 9 through the Cooperative Program and $343,665 
through the North Carolina Missions Offering. Cooperative Program funds helped 
to underwrite the budget of the Pastoral Care Department and the gifts received 
through North Carolina Missions Offering assist financially needy patients in paying 
their hospital bills. 

The hospital administration and staff are deeply grateful to the Baptist State 
Convention and all its constituents whose leadership and support make it possible 
for the hospital to provide these ministries. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jill Triplett 

The congregation sang "When We All Get To Heaven." 

Recognized Theo Hendrix and two other visitors from Hayes, N.C. It is always 
a pleasure to have Mr. Hendrix with us. 

Rev. Burl Jones brought the annual message— James 4:1-17 verse 17, "Therefore 
to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin." When we are 
saved we no longer depend upon the world or others to be our friends. We are to 
be separated from the world. As christians we know to do good. We are to proclaim 
the good news to those lost. The Lord called us to be separated, we as christian's 
need to be aware of satans tactics. If there is sin in our life, God will not hear our 
prayers, until we confess and ask his forgiveness. In verse 3 "Ye ask, and receive 
not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts." 

When people get saved we as christians need to help and pray for them, because 
they live in the same world and are surrounded by the same things that they were 
before they were saved. We need to recognize the world and see the things that are 
in it. In verse 6 "But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the 
proud, but giveth grace unto the humble." 

In verse 7, 8, 9, and 10 Paul speaks about the joy of the Lord. "Submit your- 
selves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." "Humble 
yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up." 

We have a responsibility of doing good— the Bible says, speak no evil of another 
brother or sister, consider our neighbors. We need to be aware of our Christian con- 
duct. "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? 
It is even an vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." 
"For that ye ought to say if the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that." "There- 
fore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." 

Glad to have Calvin Knight with us from the Baptist Hospital. He thanked each 
one for their continued support. They could not do without our prayers and gifts. 
Through mission offerings and other designated gifts they have funds set aside to 
help pay those medical bills that some patients are unable to pay. Last year 15 
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Prayer by Rev. George Taylor. We were glad to have Mr. and Mrs. Taylor with us. 
Dismissed for lunch. 

After a wonderful lunch and a good time for fellowship with our brothers and 
sisters we assembled for the afternoon session. The congregation sang "Amazing 
Grace." 

Curtis Vance had devotional reading from Acts Chapter 1 , Verse 1-11, In verse 1 1 
we read "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, 
which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have 
seen him go into heaven." 

We had Henry Stokes with us from Wake Forest University, which is one of our 
seven Baptist colleges. He spoke briefly concerning the college. Garland Hendrix 
was with us from Gardner-Webb. They now have some new classes to be offered 
at Gardner-Webb. Bible classes for lay people, classes in church music, classes in 
sign language, a radio program, and also a travel tour study next June. A program 
for ministers— Life Long Learner. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The two-year emphasis (1 982-84) of the Education Commission is on the recruiting 
of students. The decline of the number of college-age young people across the 
United States and the decline of financial aid available for educational purposes have 
made the recruiting emphasis a necessity. 

The recruiting emphasis has also resulted in a greater concern on calling out the 
called. The cooperation of Baptist colleges and schools with other entities giving 
attention to vocational guidance is viewed as a part of the involvement of the edu- 
cational institutions in Bold Mission Thrust. Special activities have been conducted 
which underscore the need of young people committed to missions and vocational 
service. 

The Education Commission has continued giving attention to the uniqueness of 
Baptist colleges. This attention has resulted in an emphasis on trusteeship and the 
significant role of those individuals chosen to serve in the important role of setting 
policies and establishing administrative style for the institutions established and 
supported by the various state Baptist conventions. This emphasis has also focused 
attention on the unique role of Baptist colleges providing an environment where 
Christian commitments and life-style are reinforced. 

Though the role of the Education Commission with the educational institutions 
is primarily consultative, there has been a special effort to provide personal contacts 
with each campus and to offer encouragement in the establishment and promotion 
of the unique role of Baptist higher education. 

The leadership of Southern Baptists in church-related and independent higher 
education concerns has continued throughout the year. Representatives of Baptist 
seminaries, universities and colleges continue to assume significant places of leader- 
ship in the cooperative effort to emphasize the role of denominational education. 
This leadership brought high visibility to the concern of the Southern Baptists for 
education and the awareness that this education is a part of the commitment of 
Southern Baptists to its mission concerns. 

*This report was not read at the annual meeting. 



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REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS-1 983 

The Biblical Recorder 

The Biblical /^ecort/er is celebrating 150 years of service to North Carolina Baptists. 
Founded by Thomas Meredith while he was pastor of the Edenton Baptist Church, 
the Recorder is the fourth oldest among the 34 state Baptist papers in the Southern 
Baptist Convention, exceeded in age only by the Georgia, Kentucky and Virginia 
papers. 

The past twelve months have been a time of transition for the Recorder. R.G. 
Puckett became editor upon the retirement of Marse Grant in September, 1982. 
Lawrence E. High came as managing editor of the Recorder from the editorship of 
The Maryland Baptist. Puckett is the only man in Southern Baptist life to have served 
four different state Baptist papers. High and Puckett are the only team of editors 
who have both served as editors of other state papers before coming to North Carolina, 

The cost of second-class postage threatened the very survival of the state Baptist 
papers in 1982, including the Recorder. However, with the faithful support of sub- 
scribers, assistance from the state convention and tight management of finances, the 
paper is now stable and as secure as possible under present economic conditions. 
Future costs for second-class postage are unknown and greatly feared. Your prayer- 
ful concern at this point is earnestly requested. 

The format of the paper was changed to tabloid from the magazine style which 
had served for approximately 40 of the 150 years of the Recorder. Economy of 
production and increased space by approximately 50 percent were the deciding 
factors. Those readers who preferred the magazine style have generally accepted the 
tabloid because of the money saved and the added amount of news coverage of 
North Carolina and Southern Baptists. 

In March, the directors of the Recorder approved a plan to make circulation the 
highest priority in 1983. Churches are urged to put the paper in the budget so that 
every resident family receives a copy. Club plans are available for interested persons 
and key leadership in the church. 

The editors and staff of the Recorder are grateful for the opportunity to have this 
ministry among North Carolina Baptists. We invite your news items, letters to the 
editor and items of general interest to all North Carolina Baptists. Most of all, the 
staff requests your prayer support and faithful reading of the Biblical Recorder, one 
of the largest and most influential Baptist papers in the history of Baptists in the 
United States. 

*This report was not read at annual meeting. 

ASSOCIATIONAL CHURCH TRAINING REPORT 

Church Training is the organization assigned the task of helping church members, 
new church members, and church leaders grow in their christian discipleship. The 
church training program does not compete with other church programs, but when 
properly administered, enhances the total work of the church. 

The church training program has responsibility for teaching in five major contest 
areas. These are: Christian Doctrine, Christian Ethics, Christian History, Church 
Policy and Organization, and Skill Development (in performing the function of a 
new testament church). 

During this past church year, church training in our association sent two people to 
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available help to set up church training in churches that do not have church training 
programs. 

Some of the goals set are: Begin three new church training programs, sponsor an 
equipping center seminar and reach 1 00 at our annual "M" night in September. 

We are available to serve the churches of Stony Fork Association. Please let us 
help you by informing us of the particular training needs of your church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Cecil Wood, Director 

STEWARDSHIP REPORT 

I will start my report by presentation of certificates of recognition to churches 
who have achieved the Bold Mission Phase I goal of doubling church income and 
doubling mission support through the Cooperative Program. 

Dr. Cecil Ray has requested that I represent him in expressing his thanks to the 
churches for this achievement. Churches that doubled their income were Mount 
Ephriam and Sandy Flat. Those who doubled through the cooperative program, 
were Bailey Camp, Boone Fork, and Mount Ephriam. 

Good stewardship is, among other things, the using of the things God has given 
us to the very best advantage. By this presentation and many other reports we will 
hear today and tomorrow it will be clear that Baptist have and will continue to work 
together to obtain the most use from Gods gifts. 

When we as an association of individual churches look closely at the area that 
will be most fruitful, I truly believe that we will see that there is a great opportunity 
here within our association. After too many years of allowing our income to idle, 
we are at a time when we have the choice of becoming a vital force in the spiritual 
life of the North Carolina Mountains or becoming a group who merely meets, talks, 
eats, and goes home. Each of us here today will be an instrument in making that 
choice. 

Our association needs dreamers. People who have a vision of telling the whole 
world about Christ and who will not fear to say "We can do it." Our association 
needs workers. Tough people with big hearts who will not let the daily wear and 
tear of discouragement and rejection turn them from their goal. Our association 
needs givers, people and churches who are willing to risk some of their time and 
means to see this association grow strong. In stating these needs, I challenge each of 
us here to return to our churches with the conviction that more can be done to 
spread God's word and that we must be involved, and with the enthusiasm to make 
others see that they must be a part of this work. If we here cannot see a vision for 
this association, who can? 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Roy Gryder 



BAPTIST FOUNDATION REPORT 

Have you ever received a "Mrs. Pig letter?" We want our 1 983 report to be such 
a thank you note to North Carolina Baptists. 

When our children were tots they, like other children, had their favorite story 
book that never was read enough to suit them. Even today as adults, they agree that 



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Postman of Bayberry Land was their favorite book. The gist of the story centered 
around Mrs. Pig who everyday met the postman at her mail box but to no avail. 
The postman felt "sorry" for Mrs. Pig because her box was always empty so he 
suggested she have a party and invite all other ladies in the community, such as Mrs. 
Cow, Mrs. Horse, Mrs. Sheep, etc. The party was planned, the ladies came, and for 
days afterwards thank you notes were delivered by Mr. Postman to Mrs. Pig. So, 
at our house, when thank you notes are written or received, we chuckle and remem- 
ber with nostalgia that these are "Mrs. Pig letters." 

We of the Foundation are indeed thankful for what Baptists of North Carolina 
are doing to guarantee support for the multitude of Christian missions and ministries 
carried on by Baptists. To serve in the Trustee role as managers of trust funds 
established by gifts from individuals, both living and through Will, is an exciting 
experience. 

During the past year increased interest has been shown by individuals attending 
estate planning seminars sponsored by the Foundation and through personal visits 
by Foundation staff. Greater numbers are committing a tithe of what they leave at 
death, when they no longer need it, to Christian causes. 

The asset value of trusts held at the end of last fiscal year totalled $8,21 4,696.00. 
Designated new additions to trusts were $276,815.00. Income from investments of 
trust assets totalled $523,140.00. Investment asset market value gain during the 
year was $398,812.00. 

We are thankful for the facilities in the new Baptist Building making it possible 
to have the staff in one suite of offices. It has been pleasant to welcome many adult 
church groups who have visited the new building. 

We welcome other visits or opportunities to discuss with individuals effective 
estate planning alternatives involving Wills and trusts which could provide sustained 
support for Baptist cause(s) even beyond lifetime. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
' Wade Brown 

Gary Teague, our associational missionary, spoke concerning the work in the 
association. God has blessed each one of us, we are here for you, I try to be pastors 
to pastors as much as I can. Appreciate the Stony Fork Association and appreciate 
the people. Gary will be glad to help you in any way that he can. just call and 
talk with him if you need his help. 

Discussion: 

All were asked to take The Proposed Constitution home with them and read and 
bring back to Wednesday's session and we would vote on it at this time. 

Motion to adjourn 
Cecil Wood, Prayer 

WEDNESDAY MORNING 

Our Vice-Moderator, Jack White, was unable to be with us for a short period of 
time, so Roy Gryder was asked to open up the annual session for the second day. 
Doe Ridge Baptist Church being the host church for the second day. 

The congregation sang, "Sweet By and By." 

Max West had devotional reading the 4th chapter of Revelations. The purpose 



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of creation We were created for a purpose— for God's pleasure and glory. So that we 
might worship him in spirit and in truth. 

Roll call— eight churches represented with a total of 41 representatives. 

WMU REPORT 

The Stony Fork Associational WMU Officers for 1983-1984 are: Shelby Miller, 
Director; Eunice Luttrell, Secretary-Treasurer; Vickie Warren, GA Leader; Jerri 
Jones, Acteen Leader; Paula Mills, Mission Friends Leader; Rosetta Hollifield, Mission 
Action Director; and Mamie Craig, Mission Study Director. Our annual meeting 
was held at Sandy Flat this year. Our speaker was Mrs. May Waugh who works 
through the special ministries division of the Home Mission Board. She spoke to us 
about the special aids available for us by the blind and how we can all help minister 
to them. Mrs. Waugh was an excellent speaker and any church who has a blind mem- 
ber should get in touch with her to learn how they can develop this important 
ministry. 

At our last council meeting we voted to assist some of the residents of our local 
rest homes who have no family to visit them or supply some of the things they need, 
such as hairbrushes, combs, gowns, etc. This is mission action and we plan to visit 
these people who feel they have been forgotten. If you know of any other mission 
action projects in your community, get in contact with me or the mission action 
director. Four churches continue to actively participate in Associational WMU 
functions. Membership has increased slightly since last year. Boone Fork has 11 
members. Rock Spring 13, Sandy Flat 6, and Laurel Fork 11. Attendance at the 
council meetings has been very good. We have enjoyed the fellowship at these 
meetings and appreciate the interest of the WMU members. Our hearts are saddened 
with the death of Eva Gragg, one of our faithful WMU members, who was always 
willing to fill any position where she was needed. She is truly missed by all of us. 

Stony Fork Associational WMU continues to send money to the State WMU 
to be used to purchase Christmas gifts for the women in the prison in Raleigh. Also, 
we continue to support the Broyhill home sending $195.00 per year. I'm looking 
forward to another year of working together with all of you under the leadership 
of our Lord, and hoping to see the WMU work grow and expand in all directions. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Linda Mills 

TEMPERANCE AND MORALS 

Temperance and Morals are standards of life set by our heavenly Father for the 
enhancement of life for every person on earth. When man rejects all restrictions as 
set forth in God's word he invites chaos and moral decay. The society in which 
we live truly fits that pattern. 

God's standards and morals don't change just because we do or because we want 
them to. It seems to me the world is setting our standards and morals today instead 
of the church setting the morals. 

Christian's need to realize that we have the answer the world is looking for today. 
We need to lift up the morals, we need to lift up Jesus, and tell the world; Jesus is the 
way, the truth, and the life. Jesus said, "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me 



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and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation? of him also shall the son of 
man be ashamed when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." I 
don't want Jesus to be ashamed of me, instead I want to hear, "Well done my good 
and faithful servant." 



Think for a moment. What is your earliest memory of Vacation Bible School? 
Did you learn something from it? Has it helped you in any way to deal with life as 
you have matured? I have asked these questions because I'd like to impress upon you 
the importance of our churches making a special effort to teach our children, our 
youth and our adults more about the Bible and how we should conduct our lives as 
Christians. VBS is not new. it has been a part of the Southern Baptist Convention's 
Bible teaching program for 60 years. VBS has become a very important means of 
bringing people to Christ. In our own association, at least 1 made a profession of 
faith this year. That alone is reason to rejoice. We also have a challenge before us. 
Some 30 prospects have been reported by our churches of people who are not in 
any Sunday School. Let's join these churches in prayer that they may reach these 
and lead them to Christ. I have some more questions. Have we done our very best 
with our VBS or are we just going through the motions and getting it over with? 
Are we really enthusiastic about working or are we merely fulfilling an obligation? 
Do we give VBS priority in our planning or do we carelessly fit it in when we can't 
think of anything better to do? Supose we give another meaning to VBS. Imagine 
what could happen if we were to apply Very Best Service to Vacation Bible School. 
Let's start now. Make plans to have a VBS in 1984. If you have not had one yet 
this year, there is still time. It will be well worth your effort. May God bless you in 
your efforts. 



August 11,1 982 the association had in the bank $4,872.99. The intake from the 
churches for Associational expenses August 1 1,1 983 - July 31 , 1 983 as follows: 



Respectfully submitted, 
Gary Teague 



VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 



Respectfully submitted, 
Edith Gryder 



FINANCE REPORT 



Bailey Camp 
Boone Fork 
Doe Ridge 
Laurel Fork 
Laytown 
Long Ridge 
Mount Ephriam 
Mount Paron 
New Hopewell 
Rock Spring 
Sandy Flat 
Watauga 



$ 503.85 
720.00 




366.67 
50.00 
261.00 
300.00 








500.00 
387.42 



TOTAL 





$3,088.94 



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Other intake: 

Received from Baptist State Convention 

for the director of missions $1 ,650,00 

Doe Ridge minutes for last year 20.00 
Baptist State Con. seminary extension class 164.50 

Baptist State Con. Trip to VBS Clinic 16.23 

Sandy Flat minutes for last year 35.00 

Sandy Flat seminary extension class 51 .00 

Students of seminary extension class 36.50 

TOTAL 323.32 

Grand total intake $5,062.26 

The association paid out from August 1 1 , 1983 - July 31 , 1 983 

Director of missions (salary) $4,400.00 

Office rent 770.91 

P. O. Box and phone 262.31 

Supplies for director of missions 88.69 
Blov/ing Rock Assembly Grounds 

(Dinner for pastors and Vk'ives) 22.00 

Associational expenses 

Clerks salary 200.00 

Treasurers salary 200.00 

Supplies for clerk & treasurer 145.33 

VBS Material 89.50 

VBS Trip 16.32 

Seminary extension dept. 243.41 

Printing of minutes 468.00 

TOTAL PAID OUT $7,106.47 



August 1 , 1 983 the Stony Fork Association had in the bank $2,634.87. 

Jack White expressed appreciation for Boone Fork Baptist Church for yesterday 
and for the meal they prepared. We had prayer request for several of our members 
Rosetta Hollifield and Carroll Harmon and for all those sick and unable to be with us. 



1983 REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS 
ON THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOMES, INC. 

Through the North Carolina Baptists, God continues to bless our North Carolina 
Baptist Homes v^'ith meaningful blessings, and v^^e are grateful! 

One of the most significant blessings that we have received during the year has 
been a 31% increase in the percentage used for distribution along with strong Co- 
operative Program support during the first five months of 1 983, has meant an increase 
of $29,079.73 over the same period in 1 982. Total Cooperative Program funds for 
the period totalled $135,647.39. 

For the first five months of 1 983, undesignated support through the North Carolina 
Missions Offering provided $74,087.47 toward the Homes' benevolent care needs. 
Designated gifts of $42,274.58 brought the total NCMO support to $1 16,362.05. 

Through these mission gifts of $252,009.44, we were able to provide care for 



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over 50% of the residents in the five Homes and Nursing Care who have limited 
resources. Even with this mission support, benevolent care exceeded the resources 
by $132,975.00 for the five-month period. This gap must be bridged, and we must 
continue to receive more through the Cooperative Program and the North Carolina 
Missions Offering if we are to meet the needs of residents in the Homes, This still 
leaves the many who are waiting to enter the Homes, but do not have sufficient 
funds to pay the cost of care. 

The Baptist Homes have been and continue to be a benevolent care ministry 
throughout the 32 years of caring. Because of the over-extended benevolent care 
ministry, the Trustees had to put a hold on admissions of persons who cannot dem- 
onstrate the resources to pay the cost of care for their life expectancy. Let's change 
this picture as rapidly as possible. The only way that it can be changed is through a 
concerted effort of increased giving through the Cooperative Program and the North 
Carolina Missions Offering. 

Another step forward during May of this year was the approval by the Homes' 
Trustees of a Capital Funds Campaign of $2,500,000 for the meeting of needs on 
the Hayes Home Campus, Winston-Salem, This challenge will meet some of the 
very vital needs of updating the Nursing Care Unit. Included in this updating will be 
a physical therapy room, patient dining room/activity area, and other vital needs 
related to food service. A second area of need includes the building of additional 
rooms at Hayes Home, These rooms are desperately needed to make possible addi- 
tional beds in the Nursing Care Unit. This expansion will require additional money 
beyond the current Capital Funds Campaign. The upcoming campaign will be the 
first major capital funds effort that the Baptist Homes have undertaken. We covet 
your prayers for a successful effort. 

The needs of older persons in our nation and state become more and more acute 
with each passing day. It is imperative that we focus more on the needs and that 
we provide as wisely as we can for them in the family of our North Carolina Baptist 
Homes, now and for the future. 

We believe that the future of the Homes' ministry is in God's hands. We shall 
continue to trust Him for our needs, and urge you to join Him and us as we strive 
to meet the needs of this vital ministry to older persons. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Tammy Craig 



REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS 
BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES OF 
NORTH CAROLINA, INCORPORATED 
1983 THOMASVILLE FAMILY SERVICES AREA 

All services of the Baptist Children's Homes are available through the Thomasville 
Family Services Center. These services include: group living on four campuses, 
foster care, therapeutic camping, maternity care, emergency care, social work service, 
care for children in need of specialized assistance, college and technical education, 
a demonstrational program of preschool child care and development, counseling and 
professional services to families, and assistance to churches and associations in 
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In the Thomasville Area, we are particularly pleased with our Foster Home 
program and its potential. Foster care provides "one on one" care to certain children. 
This program has grown and we look forward to being able to serve more children 
as good Christian people respond to this special ministry by becoming foster parents. 

Cameron Home, located in Moore County near the community of Cameron, 
provides therapeutic camping for boys from all across the state. The program has 
shown steady growth since its beginning in December of 1980 and is now operating 
with three groups of 10 boys each. This is a highly specialized program of "friend- 
ship therapy" in a small group setting surrounded with nature's incentives forachieve- 
ment and learning. 

Larry W. Sawyer and members of the Thomasville Area Family Services staff are 
ready to serve those who have need of any of our services. 

We are grateful for the continuing support of our fellow Baptists through the 
Cooperative Program, the North Carolina Missions Offering and designated gifts. 

On July 1, 1983, the Baptist Children's Homes welcomed its new President, 
Dr. Michael C. Blackweli, a native of Gastonia. Dr. Blackwell becomes the eighth 
President of the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina and follows in a noble 
tradition of excellence established by the seven men who preceded him in this 
position. In making the announcement of Dr. Balckwell's selection, Dr. William 
Brown, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said that "we firmly believe that Dr. 
Blackweli will continue to lead this vital ministry in an exemplary manner. His 
unique talents, personality and commitments will assure that this ministry remains at 
the vanguard of excellence in child care in meeting the challenge of resolving the 
hurts of children and families in need." 

At any time we are happy to set up a cottage tour, a showing of the film of our 
work, "You Needed Me," and a tour of our campus. Many groups enjoy bringing 
a picnic meal, having a period of recreation on the ballfield and making use of the 
john johnson Chapel for a vesper service. We would be delighted to welcome your 
group! 

From time to time positions of service become available in our ministry, especially 
for couples to serve as cottage parents. Others find rich service in ministering as 
foster homes or visiting homes. We would be happy to discuss these opportunities 
with you. We are glad at Broyhill Home to have the churches visit us at any time. 

Dr. Blackwell served churches in both North Carolina and Virginia before 
assuming the Presidency of the Baptist Children's Homes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Eddie Moody 



Charles L. Tanner, the Director of Public Relations was with us from the Children's 
Home. The first child arrived at Mitchell cottage in November of 1 885. The mission 
of the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, Inc. is the care of dependent, 
neglected and homeless children; emotionally distrubed children; unwed mothers 
and their children; and the rendering of relating services to their relatives. The broad 
purpose of the Institution embraces services directed toward the perservation, con- 
servation and rehabilitation of families to avoid wherever possible the placement of 
the child away from his home. God says to take care of the orphans. Children's 
Home gives hope when nobody cares and where there is no hope. 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT 

The first known Sunday School in North Carolina was started in 1821. Growth 
was slow in the beginning, but by the end of the 1 800's most North Carolina churches 
had accepted Sunday School as a valid part of the church's teaching program. By 
1966, 3,230 Sunday Schools were reported, only eight churches in the entire conven- 
tion reported no Sunday Schools. Today, the Sunday School department is playing 
a significant role in Bold Mission Thrust. The Bold Missions challenge to enroll 
150,000 new members in Bible study. In addition to Sunday School programs, 
kindergarden and daycare ministries, vacation bible schools and back-yard bible 
clubs are being promoted. Robert Stewart became Sunday School Department 
director in 1978. In the Stony Fork Association twelve churches reported an on- 
going Sunday School enrollment of 85 1 , average weekly attendance 571 . 

Respectfully submitted, 
Carroll Woods 

Gary Teague explained the 8.5 x 85. A Bold Mission Thrust of reaching 8.5 
million people by the year 1985. Let's get busy and share the gospel. 

After a break for a few minutes we resumed with the congregation singing "I 
Feel Like Traveling On." 

J. R. Robbins brought the annual message reading from II Peter Chapter 1 verses 
1-11. In verse 3 "according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that 
pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to 
glory and virtue. The Lord gives us all these things that pertain to life and godliness. 
It is a battle from day to day. We will have to fight the devil until we get home. 
Godliness means clean living. Get in the word of God and obey his words. Virtue 
is also clean living and is somthing we should be proud of. 

In verse 4 we have a gracious promise. God will take care of his people. We 
should feel secure because God loves us. Claim God's promise "that by these ye 
might be partakers of the divine nature"— having escaped corruption through lust. 

In verse 5 and 6 it tells us "add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge"; 
Without faith you can't be a child of God. "And to knowledge temperance; and to 
temperance patience; and to patience godliness; we need to have control over the 
things we have, not let them control us. We need to be patient and wait upon the 
Lord. We need to let others see Jesus in us. We need not be content with our lives 
we always have room to grow more each day. 

"Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, endeavouring to keep the 
unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Take the work of God and stay in it and 
let us as pastors, pray for each other. Go to church and support your church, your 
pastor, and the members, pray for each other. If we lift Jesus up before a lost and 
dying world, the father will then draw them to him and people will be saved. 

We had several testimonies from messengers who loved the Lord and thanked him 
for his goodness and mercy. God has richly blessed us all. Appreciation for the 
Stony Fork Association. 

Dismissed for lunch. 

After a very enjoyable meal we returned for the afternoon session. The con- 
gregation sang "Tell Me The Story of Jesus." Archie Clawson had devotional reading 
from II Timothy Chapter 3 verse 15, 

"And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to 
make the wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." 



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EXECUTIVE REPORT 

The Executive Committee met seven times during the past associational year. 
August 22, 1982 we met at Laurel Fork Baptist Church, and elected officers of the 
association for the coming year. Set up committees and also the ones to bring 
reports to the next annual associational meeting. Septembers, 1982, The Executive 
Committee met in a special called meeting at Rock Spring Baptist Church. Jack 
White, Missions Committee chairman made a move that we employ Gary Teague 
as Director of Missions for the Stony Fork Association. The motion was made and 
2nd to elect Gary as Director of Missions. The clerks and treasurer's salary was 
raised from $100.00 to $200.00 each. The Association will pay for phone calls, 
postage, etc. October 12, 1982, The Executive Committee met at Bailey Camp 
Baptist Church to discuss getting an office space for associational missions. Motion 
made and 2nd to obtain office space from Virginia Stacks Realty Company, located 
in Blowing Rock. Decided at this meeting to have a committee to draw up a proposed 
constitution for the Stony Fork Association. November 14, 1982, met at Doe 
Ridge Baptist Church, the proposed constitution was handed out to those present, 
and were asked to read over and decide at a later date what to do with it. March 13, 
1983, we met at Laytown Baptist Church. Clyde Paige resigned as moderator. Jack 
White vice-moderator was installed. Delayed discussion on proposed constitution. 
Voted to send budget back to Finance Committee for additional changes. May 22, 
1983, we meet at Laurel Fork Baptist Church in a special called meeting for the 
adoption of proposed budget. Motion was made and 2nd to adopt the budget as 
presented. July 10, 1983, we met at Long Ridge Baptist Church. Changes in the 
constitution will be brought up at the annual meeting. Churches will be mailed addi- 
tional copies of the constitution before the annual session in August, 

We had good attendance at all of the Executive Meetings. Jack White enjoyed 
working with the Executive Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jack White, Vice-Moderator 

RESOLUTIONS 

We the delegates, messengers, and visitors to the 1 22nd session of the Stony Fork 
Baptist Associational meetings, wish to thank our host churches, Boone's Fork 
Baptist Church and Doe Ridge Baptist Church for their warm welcome. To the 
families who prepared and served our delicious meals, we thank you. May God bless 
each of you. We have felt the leadership of the Holy Spirit. May we continue to 
look to Jesus for his guiding hand. He has promised to lead us if we will follow. 

Respectfully submitted 
Resolutions Committee 

OBITUARIES 

Since our last associational 11 of our beloved members have passed away; Doe 
Ridge: Mr. Wade Moretz (Deacon), Mr. George Brown; Laytown: Mrs, Allie Dula; 
Long Ridge: Mrs, David Anthony; Mount Ephriam: Mr, Elmer Triplett, Mr. Grover 
Wheeler, Mr. Eugene Triplett, Mr. Allie Miller, Mrs. Virtie Greer; Rock Spring: Mrs. 
Amelia Dula; Sandy Flat: Mrs, Alma Moody. 



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TIME, PLACE AND PREACHER 

This will be decided at the first Executive Committee Meeting in August. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS 

Jack White, Moderator; j. R. Robbins, Vice-Moderator; Linda Mills, Clerk; Eunice 
Luttrell, Treasurer. 

Jack White appreciated the years that Barbara West had served as clerk of the 
Stony Fork Association. 

The Constitution v^as adopted and v^as to be tried for one year. 
Motion to adjourn. 
Prayer Roy Gryder. 

ANNUITY BOARD REPORT 
1983 ASSOCIATIONAL REPORT 

"Nineteen hundred eighty-two has proven to be an epochal year for all of us at 
the Annuity Board. Even in the midst of varying interest rates, unemployment, 
recession and denominational unrest, the Annuity Board has continued to develop, 
market and service the retirement and insurance plans for the associations, churches 
and agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention," said Annuity Board President 
Darold H. Morgan. 

Key statistical highlights in 1982 included: 

1. A 10 percent 13th Check was mailed to annuitants who retired before 1980. 
Those annuitants who retired in 1980-82 received their 13th Check bonus in their 
monthly checks. 

2. A total of $30,663.41 2 was paid in retirement benefits. 

3. Total assets administered by the board as of December 31 , 1 982 $1 ,057,947,5 1 5 
compared to $896,535,999 on December 31, 1981. 

4. Relief funds from the Cooperative Program totalled $455,009. 

5. Membership records indicated that 18,111 persons were enrolled in Plan A, 
65,855 in Plan B and 4,256 in Plan C. 

6. Earnings on retirement and related funds for 1982 totalled $108,923,263. 
This compared to $46,068,904 for 1981 or an increase of $62,854,359. 

STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS 1983 

Member Accounts 

Retirement Plans and Benefits Insurance Members 



Plan A (church-agency) 16,383 

Fixed Fund(church-agency) 52,952 

Balanced Fund (church-agency) 8,365 

Variable Fund (church-agency) 4,256 
Benefits Paid (Retirement 
and Relief) 30,663,412 

Relief Recipients 392 

♦Includes churches and agencies 
**Closed to new members 

Not read at annual session. 



*Health Insurance 25,796 

Group Life (church) 18,279 

Group Life (agency) 18,102 

**Life Benefit Plan 2,047 

Seminarian Life 1,705 

Seminarian Medical 4,513 



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1983 ASSOCIATIONAL REPORT 
COUNCIL ON CHRISTIAN LIFE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

This has been an extremely busy year for the Council on Christian Life and Public 
Affairs, Through its three departments, it has provided a variety of field service 
events and educational resources for North Carolina Baptists. Associational Christian 
Life committee members were trained and guidance on a v^'ide range of social and 
ethical issues was furnished to churches and associations. June was promoted as 
World Hunger Month and our churches increased their giving significantly over that 
of 1982, The Council made available bulletin inserts, posters, world hunger calendars, 
and hunger bank labels in addition to free offering envelopes. 

DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION 
The Legislative Information Network has continued to provide reports on the 
work of the state's General Assembly to 800 contact persons in churches across 
North Carolina. Members of the L.I.N, have been especially involved with two major 
issues: drunk driving and the state lottery. Baptists were instrumental in securing 
passage of the Safe Roads Act, a tough and comprehensive package of legislation 
aimed at curbing drunk driving in North Carolina. Not only did Baptists call and 
write their legislators, but members of the L.LN. attended committee and sub- 
committee meetings at the General Assembly and communicated directly with 
senators and representatives at crucial points during the bill's consideration. The 
new law, which goes into effect in October, promises to aid in the crackdown on 
drunken drivers. As is always the case, however, the final version of the law was 
not as strong as many had wished. The L.I.N, will monitor the implementation of 
the Safe Roads Act to see if further changes need to be made in the law. Baptists 
also played an important part in defeating a proposed state lottery. Based primarily 
on an anticipated revenue shortage, the state lottery was suggested as a way for ti.e 
state to make money off its people's urge to gamble. The bill was defeated in the 
state Senate, but the state lottery is an idea certain to surface in future years, especially 
when financial times are tough. Other legislation covered by the L.I.N, included a 
package of bills to provide alternatives to prison as a form of punishment, a reso- 
lution supporting a freeze in nuclear weapons, proposals to protect the state's resi- 
dents from hazardous wastes, and a bill to make it a crime to hold someone in 
slavery in North Carolina. 

DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN FAMILY LIFE 

A wide variety of family events was sponsored this year. Included were eight 
marriage enrichment retreats, including one leadership training event; one clergy 
couples' marriage enrichment retreat and for the first time a pre-marital retreat; 
nine family enrichment conferences; six singles seminars and a single adult leadership 
conference; three parenting workshops and a Strengthening Christian Families 
leadership workshop. Co-sponsored by the department were a chaplain's wives 
retreat; "Senior Adult" marriage enrichment and singles retreats in addition to 
sharing leadership in a holy land trip for senior adults. Program leadership was 
furnished in two Better Homes Clubs. For the first time, a domestic violence seminar 
was offered at the state level. Also, a Divorce Adjustment Workshop was held. 
Consultations by the director, assisting churches, associations and pastor's con- 
ferences in their crucial task of strengthening family life were offered. Two con- 



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ferences for pastors' wives were underwritten. Family life revivals were led in two 
churches. 

A new pamphlet, "Senior Adults and Families," was added to the Growing 
Christian Families series. 

DEPARTMENT OF AGING 

The department continued to expand its ministry to senior adults through new 
events and services. Five leadership workshops were conducted across the state, in 
addition to four major conferences/retreats held at Caraway Conference Center. 
Additionally, two new retreats— one for singles and the other for retired couples, 
were added. A senior adult tour of Egypt and the Holy Land was conducted and a 
statewide senior adult rally attracted a large and enthusiastic audience. Coordination 
between senior adult leaders and opportunities for training was provided through 
Contact, a newsletter/training resource furnished by the department to all senior 
adult clubs in the state convention. 

*Was not read at annual session. 



CHRISTIAN ACTION LEAGUE 
1983 REPORT TO THE ASSOCIATIONS 

We are grateful to our Lord for what your association has meant to the cause of 
social and civic righteousness in our state in the past 12 months. You have assisted 
the efforts of the League with appropriate action along with your prayer and finan- 
cial support. 

We wish to list just a few of the strategic issues where your voice was so influ- 
ential. 

I. SAFE ROADS ACT OF 1983 

Due to the growing problem of the needless slaughter in innocent men, women, 
and children upon our highways due to drinking drivers, the League called upon 
Governor james B. Hunt, jr., to name a Task Force to study this problem and seek 
constructive recommendations to be presented to the 1983 General Assembly. He 
complied with this request, and the recommendations of the Task Force were com- 
piled into the Safe Roads Act of 1983. Even though the powerful beer-liquor- 
restaurant lobby along with other alcoholic retail groups were able to "water-down" 
some key provisions in this legislative packet, we at least have a measure that can be 
strengthened in the future to deal with the irresponsible drinking driver. 

II. STATE LOTTERY 

With the General Assembly seeking additional tax funds, it became apparent 
that an easy route for the politicians to take would be to put the state into the 
gambling business via a state-wide lottery. 

The League organized the opposition to this issue. When the pro-lottery 
forces paraded representatives of the lottery industry extolling the "virtues" of such 
for North Carolina at a legislative public hearing, it was the Christian Action League 
that presented the adverse effects that a lottery would have upon our state. 

It was through your letters, resolutions, and other contacts to your legis- 
lators that generated the opposition to the lottery and resulted in its defeat. 

However, this is not a dead issue. Pro-lottery forces are seeking state tax 
funds for a Legislative Lottery Feasibility Study to prepare legislation for the 1984 



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mini-session of the General Assembly. May we not "grow weary in well-doing" 
or we will get stuck with a lottery as we did with liquor-by-the-drink. 
III. REFERENDUMS 

In the past 12 months, you made it possible for the League to assist 7 com- 
munities successfully in defeating various referendums. These were: 

1. Archdale: Liquor-By-The-Drink, ABC Liquor Stores; and Off-Premise 
Beer and Wine Sales 

2. Newton: Liquor-By-The-Drink 

3. West Jefferson: ABC Liquor Stores 

4. Banner Elk: Liquor-By-The-Drink 

5. Lenoir County : Liquor-By-The-Drink 

6. Kings Mountain: ABC Liquor Stores and Off-Premise Sales of Beer and 
Wine 

7. Elizabethtown: Liquor-By-The-Drink 
Other referendums are pending. 

CONCLUSION 

Thank you again for making it possible for us to remain on the "firing line." 
May your churches continue to provide the prayer and financial support so that 
we might be an effective instrument for the cause of social and civic righteousness. 

Tom M. Freeman, President 

Coy C. Privette, Executive Director 

*Was not read at annual session 

BAPTIST HOMES 

ADMISSIONS UPDATE 

When was the last time you said, "Why didn't someone tell me that?" I feel there 
is a bit of information about the Baptist Homes which you need to know. In the 
following paragraphs an attempt will be made to share with you some important 
and crucial changes in the admission policies of the N. C. Baptist Homes. In May, 
1982, Baptist Homes' Trustees adopted a policy which did change the previous 
admission procedures. Prior to May, there were three basic admission plans: Trans- 
fer of Assets, Pay-By-The-Month, and a Life Care Plan. Currently, only the last 
two of these plans are being utilized in the admissions process. Practically speaking, 
only the Pay-By-The-Month Plan has been chosen by the last individuals becoming 
Homes' residents. Following is a brief overview of these three plans. 

A. Transfer of Assets Plan 

Persons who were admitted under this plan agreed to transfer all their assets 
to the Homes. The Homes, upon this transfer, agreed to provide care for the resident's 
lifetime (in one of the Homes or Nursing Care). Admission records indicate that 
on the average, residents who entered under the Transfer of Assets plan were able 
to underwrite the full charges for care three out of their average of nine years life 
expectancy. Liabilities for residents under the Transfer of Assets Plan were growing 
much faster than denominational support (CP/NCMO) used to cover the cost of 
care for these residents. BY TRUSTEE ACTION, THE ADMISSIONS PLAN- 
TRANSFER OF ASSETS-HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. The Trustees terminated 
the Transfer of Assets Plan because of the growing liability as individuals became 
residents with limited monthly incomes to cover the increasing cost of care. Cur- 
rently, over 50% of the Homes' residents require some degree of financial assistance. 



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Resident payments fund some 70% of the Homes' operational costs. At their best, 
CP and NCMO gifts cannot span the gap between resident payments and the operating 
costs. Because residents received through the Transfer of Assets Plan were adding 
greatly to this liability, the Trustees felt that without question the plan had to be 
suspended. 

B. Pay-By-The-Month Plan 

Residents choosing the Pay-By-The-Month Plan must demonstrate certain 
financial abilities, jack Hoyle, Director of Admissions, uses the attached "Net Worth 
Form" in determining a person's financial ability to underwrite the cost for their 
care. As you review the Net Worth Form, you will note that Mr. Hoyle takes the 
resident's current financial status along with the current charges in the Homes to 
determine the financial picture of a potential resident based on their life expectancy. 
The estimated monthly medical expense used for the illustration is an average amount 
which experience has shown covers most residents. 

C. Life Care Plan 

Simply defined, this is a payment plan whereby an individual pays "upfront" 
all of the projected costs for their care during their expected lifetime. In most cases, 
part, usually 50%, of the projected costs are paid upfront, and the balance is paid 
in monthly payments. The current Life Care Plan has been completely rewritten and 
adopted by the Trustees. Any familiarity with previous Life Care Plans will need to 
be updated. The pricing of the current Life Care Plan is based on the resident's 
life expectancy multiplied by a composite rate determined by adding 2/3 of the 
charge for Home Care and 1/3 charge for Nursing Care. A yearly 6% inflation factor 
is added in determining the total payment for the Life Care contract. As you might 
suspect, to purchase a Life Care contract does take a considerable amount of money. 
Other changes which deal with asset sharing, medical ceilings, and payment of sup- 
plemental insurance policies have been made in the new contract. The following 
example for a female will help you have an idea of the cost of a Life Care contract. 
Costs for males are less because of shorter life expectancy. 



Since 1 977, the charge to live in one of the five Baptist Homes has increased from 
$450 to the current $890 a month, a 97% increase. This may help you to better 
understand the Homes' effort to adequately price care for many years in the future. 

There is one distinction which I feel must be pointed out to clarify the difference 
between a persons demonstrating the financial ability to pay by the month and to 
fund the Life Care Plan. Persons choosing the Life Care Plan must have liquid assets 
to fund the cost mentioned in the above illustration. For a Pay-By-The-Month Plan, 
the resident must only be able to show that her current assets and projected incomes 
will cover the costs which she or he would incur by living in one of the Baptist 
Homes. The Net Worth Form used by Mr. Hoyle is an objective way to determine 
the financial eligibility of each applicant. 

As denominational funds increase (CP/NCMO) and cost containment practices 
check the Homes' operational costs, it will be possible for the Homes to fund the 
difference between individual's projected income and charge for care over their life 
expectancy. In essence, anticipated liabilities derived from residents out-living their 



Female Age 



Life Expectancy 
(Years) 



Life Care Costs 



75 
80 
85 



12 
9 
6 



$257,493 
$175,397 
$106,468 



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assets will be underwritten by available funds at the time of the resident's admission 
to the Homes. 

I hope this brief explanation has helped to familiarize you with the two plans 
which are currently being used in admitting individuals to the Baptist Homes. 
*Was not read at annual session. 



AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

The American Bible Society, founded in 1816, has only one purpose— "to pro- 
mote the distribution of Holy Scriptures without doctrinal note or comment and 
without profit." The Society is a member of the United Bible Societies, a partner- 
ship of Bible Societies throughout the world cooperating to make Scriptures available 
to people everywhere in their own languages at prices they can easily afford. 

Three dollars doesn't seem like much these days— two or three gallons of gasoline 
for the family car, perhaps. But as for buying food, clothes or shoes— three dollars 
doesn't go very far. 

In another sense, however, $3 can be real seed money as that is the cost of one 
Bible and according to Scripture— "The seed is the word of God." (Luke 8:11). 
And seed sown on good ground will bear fruit to the glory of God. 

For the American Bible Society is stili able to make Bibles available to people 
who speak hundreds of different languages and live in more than 100 different 
countries around the world— for an average of only $3 a copy. 

Imagine, if you can, all of the people in the United States who are currently 
living west of the Rocky Mountains (including Alaska and Hawaii) squeezed into 
the state of Kansas. This then would be like living in India which has a population 
density of 519 people per square mile. It takes one whole year for the average 
worker in India to earn the amount of money the average American earns in three 
days. Under such conditions of crowded poverty the people of India desperately 
need the hope and encouragement that can be found only in the pages of scripture. 
And they are really responding to God's Word when they are given the opportunity. 
As the principal of Calcutta Bible College recently wrote, "I was assigned to study 
conversions to Christianity in India and the single common factor was that these 
new followers of Jesus had read the Scriptures and it was the Scriptures that had 
brought them to Christ." 

In Africa, thousands of people a day are turning to Christ but there aren't enough 
Bibles available to strengthen their faith and guide them in their new life. A report 
from Uganda revealed that 40,000 Bibles were distributed to waiting Christians with- 
in three weeks after their arrival in that country, but many more were wanted. 

And in some countries of Latin America, where the inflation rates is over 100 
per cent, those who are most in need of God's Word just don't have the resources 
with which to buy copies. More than half a million Bibles are needed this year to 
help meet the demand for God's Word in Brazil alone. 

1983 has been declared the Year of the Bible and your church can join in its 
celebration in an especially meaningful way. What a magnificant contribution your 
church could make this year to the wider spread of the gospel if every one of your 
members agree to provide just one Bible for someone, somewhere in the world. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Dale Luttrell 

*This report was not read at annual session. 



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GENERAL BOARD REPORT 
AUGUST 9, 1983 

In the last year the General Board met three tinnes. September 28 and 29, 1982 
we met at Caraway Conference Center. In addition to the usual reports from the 
various task forces, councils and committees the meeting was highlighted by the 
dedication of the Dr. A. C, Miller Library at Fruitland Bible Institute. By far the 
most memorable meeting of the year was the January 25 & 26 meeting held at the 
new Baptist Building in Cary. This was the time of dedication of the new building 
and a moment that every North Carolina Baptist can look on with Thanksgiving. 

The spring meeting was held March 24, 25, 1983 at Campbell University, At 
this meeting we received the most detailed description of circumstances and con- 
ditions surrounding the Togo project. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Roy Gryder 

*This report was not read at annual session. 



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HISTORY AND HISTORICAL TABLE 



Year 


Churches 


Moderator 


Clerk 


Preacher 


1862 


Zions Gate Meeting 










House, Wilkes Co. 


Larkin Hodges 


Larkin Pipes 


Elder Larkin Hodj 


1863 


Yellow Hill 


Larkin Hodges 


Larkin Pipes 


Wilson Bradshaw 


1864 


Minutes were not printed, manuscript got lost. 






1865 


Mt. Ephriam 


Larkin Hodges 


) . R. Hodges 


1 oseph Harrison 


1866 


South Kork 


Larkin Hodges 


Elijah Trivett 


Larkin Hodges 


1867 


Watauga 


Larkin Hodges 


)ames Parsons 


J . R. Carlton 


1868 


Union 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


J ames Parsons 


1869 


Stony Kork 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


W. H. Phillips 


1870 


Old Field 


Larkin Hodges 


J ames Parsons 


William Wilcox 


1871 


Elk 


Larkin Hodges 


James Parsons 


James Parsons 


1 872 


Mt. Vernon 


Larkin Hodges 


J ames Parsons 


J . R. Carlton 


1 873 


Watauga 


Larkin Hodges 


J ames Parsons 


Larkin Hodges 


1 874 


Yellow Hill 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


J ames Parsons 


1 875 


Laurel Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Levi Wilson 


1876 


Stony Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Larkin Hodges 


1877 


Poplar Grove 


Larkin Hodges 


Elijah Trivett 


J ames Parsons 


1878 


Old Field 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


J . R. Carlton 


1879 


Elk 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Monroe Gragg 


1880 


Mt. Vernon 


Larkin Hodges 


William E. Greene 


Monroe Gragg 


1881 


Watauga 


Larkin Hodges 


Elijah Trivett 


Levi Wilson 


1882 


Mt. Ephriam 


J. F. Eller 


John R. Hodges 


James Parsons 


1883 


Yellow Hill 


|. F. Eller 


Elijah Trivett 


Larkin Hodges 


1884 


Boones Fork 


Larkin Hodges 


Thomas Pipes 


Larkin Pipes 


1885 


Buffalo Cove 


J. F. Eller 


Thomas Pipes 


J . F. Eller 


1886 


Stony Fork 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


E. M. Gragg 


1887 


Union 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


David Eller 


1888 


Laurel Fork 


J ames Parsons 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1889 


Poplar Grove 


F. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


John F. Eller 


1890 


Mt. Vernon 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


E. M. Gragg 


1 89 1 


Watauga 


E.M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


J . C. Miller 


1892 


Mt. Paran 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


E. M. Gragg 


1893 


Boones Fork 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


S. T. Carroll 


1 894 


Yellow Hill 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


John F. Eller 


1895 


New River 


E.M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


Geo. W. Trivett 


1896 


Elk 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


J. C. Miller 


1897 


Laurel Fork 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1898 


Buffalo Cove 


). C. Miller 


Wm. M. Lee 


|. F. Davis 


1899 


Mt. Vernon 


E. M. Gragg 


R. H. Pipes 


J. J. 1. Sherwood 


1900 


Watauga 


E.M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


D. C. Harman 


1901 


Stony Fork 


). C. Miller 


Wm. M. Lee 


John Crisp 


1902 


Poplar Grove 


J. C. Miller 


A. J . Shull 


1 . C. Blaylock 


1 903 


Boones Fork 


F. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


J . C. Miller 


1904 


Mt. Ephriam 


F.M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


F. M. Gragg 


1905 


Mt. Paran 


E. M. Gragg 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1906 


Yellow Hill 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


Asa Brown 


1 907 


New River 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


J. F. Davis 


1 908 


Middle Cane 


James F. Church 


Wm. M. Lee 


J. C. Miller 


1 909 


Elk 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


J . C. Miller 


1910 


Laurel Fork 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1911 


Mt. Vernon 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


D. M. Wheeler 


1912 


Poplar Grove 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


R. F. Wilcox 


1913 


Watauga 


Thos. L. Day 


N. S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1914 


Mt. Ephriam 


Thos. L Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1915 


Boones Fork 


Thos. L. Day 


Wm. M. Lee 


D. M. Wheeler 


1916 


Rock Springs 


B. F. Wilcox 


Wm. M. Lee 


Wm. M. Lee 


1917 


Mt. Paran 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1918 


Due to the outbreak ol influenza no Association was held. 






1919 


Yellow Hill 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


B. F, Wilcox 


1920 


Mt. Vernon 


B. F. Wilcox 


N . S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1921 


Laurel Fork 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


D. M. Wheeler 


1922 


Watauga 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


Oscar Dellinger 


1923 


Poplar Grove 


B. F. Wilcox 


N. S. Hampton 


N. S. Hampton 


1924 


Boones Fork 


B, F. Wilcox 


J . Amos Hampton 


W. D. Ashley 


1925 


Mt. Ephriam 


B. F. Wilcox 


J . Amos Hampton 


J. A. Hampton 


1926 


Rock View 


D. M. Wheeler 


J . Amos Hampton 


G. M. Watson 



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1927 


Elk 


D. M. Wheeler 


R. F. Wilcox 


A. C. Hamby 


1928 


Watauga 


D. M. Wheeler 


B. F. Wilcox 


B. F. Wilcox 


1929 


Sandy Flat 


D. M. Wheeler 


B. F. Wilcox 


G. M. Watson 


1930 


Middle Cane 


W. D. Ashley 


B. F. Wilcox 


Linney Barnes 


1931 


Laurel Fork 


W. D. Ashley 


B.F.Wilcox 


B. F. Wilcox 


1932 


New Hopewell 


G. M. Watson 


B. F. Wilcox 


I . T. McGuire 


1933 


Yellow Hill 


B. F. Wilcox 


Roy Keller 


G. M. Watson 


1934 


Mt. Vernon 


G. W.Gragg 


Roy Keller 


R. H. Shore 


1935 


Grandmother Gap 


G. W.Gragg 


Roy Keller 


W. ). Cook 


1936 


Mt. Ephriam 


G. W. Gragg 


Roy Keller 


Carl Triplett 


1937 


Mt. View 


B. F. Wilcox 


G. M. Watson 


Raymond Hendrix 


1938 


Watauga 


Carl Triplet! 


F. L. Hampton 


W. D. Ashley 


1939 


Laurel Fork 


Carl Triplett 


F. L. Hampton 


W. ). Cook 


1940 


Bailey Camp 


Carl Triplett 


F. L. Hampton 


G. M. Watson 


1941 


Sandy Flat 


Lee J . Church 


N. L. Harrison 


Roy Keller 


1942 


New Hopewell 


Lee ). Church 


N. L. Harrison 


B. F. Wilcox 


1943 


Boones Fork 


Lee 1 . Church 


N . L. Harrison 


W. B. Bryant 


1944 


Watauga 


N. L. Harrison 


W. M. Brown 


Frank Knight 


1945 


Lay town 


N. L. Harrison 


W. M. Brown 


W. D. Ashley 


1946 


Mt. Vernon 


G. M. Watson 


W. M. Brown 


W. D. Ashley 


1947 


Yellow Hill 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


Roscoe Greene 


1948 


No Minutes, Manuscript lost at printers. Held 


ivith Doe Ridge Church. 




1949 


Mt. Paran 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


Roscoe Greene 


1950 


Rock Springs 


Theo Hendrix 


N. L. Harrison 


R. L. Barnes 


1951 


New Hopewell 


Theo Hendrix 


N. L. Harrison 


Barney Oliver 


1952 


Boones Fork 


G. M. Watson 


I . Merritt Coffey 


W. ). Cook 


1953 


East Flats 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


R. L. Barnes 


1954 


Mt. Ephriam 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


Lloyd ). Duller 


1955 


Bailey Camp 


Theo Hendrix 


G. M. Watson 


W. ). Cook 


1956 


Laurel Fork 


Theo Hendrix 


I . Merritt Cotfey 


W. M. Brown 


1957 


Mt. Vernon and 










Sandy Flat 


Theo Hendrix 


1 . Merritt Cotfey 


W. ). Cook 


1958 


Laytown and 










Rock Springs 


Theo Hendrix 


) . Merritt Cotfey 


Carson Eggers 


1959 


New Hopewell and 










Long Ridge 


Carson Eggers 


J. Merritt Cotfey 


W. ). Cook 


1960 


Mt. Paran and 










Boones Fork 


Carson Eggers 


I . Merritt Cotfey 


Wendell Critcher 


1961 


Watauga and 










Yellow Hill 


Carson Eggers 


). Merritt Coffey 


Dupree Gowan 


1962 


Mt. Ephriam and 










Sandy Flat 


Carson Eggers 


Miss Winifred Hampton 


Roby McNeil 


1963 


Doe Ridge and 










Rock Springs 


Carson Eggers 


Miss Winifred Hampton 


W. M. Brown 


1964 


Bailey's Camp 


E. O. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Wm. Quinn 




Boones Fork 


E. 0. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 




1965 


Laurel Fork 


E.O. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


W. M. Brown 




Laytown 


E. O. Bustle 


Mrs. Clark Storie 




1966 


Longridge 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Phillip Martin 




Mt. Paran 


A. C. Moody 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Lyie (Pete) Vannoy 


1967 


Mt. Vernon 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Basil Tester 




New Hopewell 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


E. O. Bustle 


1968 


Rock Springs 


A. C. Moody 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


A. C. Moody 




Sandy Flat 


Archie Clawson 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Rayner Matheson 


1969 


Baileys Camp 


Lewis Hodge 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Lewis Hodge 




Boones Fork 


Lewis Hodge 


Mrs. Clark Storie 


Herring Crisp 


1970 


Laurel Fork 


Lewis Hodges 


Mrs. Max West 


David Austin 




Doe Ridge 


Lewis Hodges 


Mrs. Max West 


Archie Clawson 


1971 


Laytown 


David Austin 


Mrs. Max West 


Raymond Turbyfill 




Longridge 


David Austin 


Mrs. Max West 


Sherrill Welborn 


1972 


Mt. Ephriam 


David Austin 


Mrs. Max West 


Gurney Robbins 




Mount Paran 


David Austin 


Mrs. Max West 


A. C. Moody 


1973 


Mt. Vernon 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Everette Watson 




New 1 lopewell 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Sherrill Welborn 


1974 


Rock Springs 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Merle Johnson 




Sandy Flat 


Marvin Saunders 


Mrs. Max West 


Dale Milstead 


1975 


Yellow Hill 


Merle johnson 


Mrs. Max West 


Dean Hodges 




Bailey's Camp 


Merle Johnson 


Mrs. Max West 


Max West 


1976 


Boones Fork 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


A. C. Moody 




Doe Ridge 






Lloyd Hoilman 


1977 


Laurel Fork 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


Raymond Hendrix 




Laytown 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


Max West 



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1978 


Long Ridge 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


Phillip Martin 




Mount Ephriam 


Charles Craig 


Barbara West 


A. C. Moody 


1979 


Mount Vernon 


Max West 


Barbara West 


1 Harold Bean 


1979 


Boone Fork 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Harold Danner 


1980 


Mount Paron 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Jim Lambert 


1980 


New Hopewell 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Burl Jones 


1981 


Rock Spring 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Cannon Ward 


1981 


Sandy Flat 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Jim Lambert 


1982 


Watauga 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Jack White 


1982 


Bailey Camp 


Max West 


Barbara West 


Cecil Gragg 


1983 


Boone Fork 


Jack White 


Barbara West 


Burl Jones 


1983 


Doe Ridge 


Jack White 


Barbara West 


J.R. Robbins 



The churches, Buffalo Cove, Cool Springs, Wilkes County Elk, Siony Fork and Yellow Hill, formerly belonging to other 
associations. 

Met at the Stony Fork Baptist Church and organized the Stony Fork Baptist Association on November 9th and 10th, 
1860, for this meeting appointed Elder Larkin Hodges, Moderator and Bro. Elijah Trivette, Clerk. 



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Pauline Eldreth, 434 Grand Blvd., Boone, NC 28607 | 


Ruby Miller, Rt. 1, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 | 


Bonnie Walsh, Rt. 5, Box 315, Boone, NC 28607 \ 


Roy Woodie, Rt. 2, Newland, NC 28657 1 


Lezett Greer, P. O. Box 231, Triplett, NC 28686 | 


Lester Matheson, Rt. 1, Box 452, Deep Gap, NC 28618 | 


Charlotte Dawson, Rt. 2, Box 45, Ferguson, NC 28624 | 


Jerry Moretz, Rt. 5, Box 67, Boone, NC 28607 | 


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1 Ronald Woodie, Rt. 2, Newland, NC 28657 




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1 Carroll Woods, Rt. 2, Box 44, Ferguson, NC 28624 




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